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Flatbush Fire

Five-Alarm Fire Flatbush

Deadly Flatbush Fire Was Result Of Voodoo Ritual, Fire Marshal’s Report Said

Fire officials said a voodoo ritual caused the deadly fire in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn last weekend.

02/26/2011

Michael Bloomberg/FDNY

Flatbush Fire Fallout: Saving Dollars Vs. Saving Lives

There was an ugly war of words Tuesday between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the fire unions over the impact budget cuts had on fighting a deadly fire in Brooklyn.

02/22/2011

A five-alarm fire raged for hours in Flatbush, Brooklyn as hundreds of firefighters tried to keep it under control. (Photo: CBS 2)

FDNY Strongly Contesting UFA Prez’s Claims On Flatbush Blaze

The fire union is blaming staff cuts for a delayed response to a tragic Flatbush fire. But the FDNY said Monday a dispatch problem also helped delay getting water on the blaze for critical minutes.

02/21/2011

Firefighter fight the blames in Flatbush Saturday (AP); Firefighters point to the remains of the fire Sunday (AP Photo)

Union: Brooklyn Death, Injuries ‘Directly Attributable’ To Bloomberg FDNY Staffing Cuts

Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy blames the outcome of Saturday’s deadly blaze on staffing cuts enacted by Mayor Bloomberg and the city.

02/20/2011