Witnesses say flames were shooting through the home when firefighters arrived, and the fire’s intense heat and smoke hampered rescue efforts.
One person was rescued from inside the home on Reock Street, an area where there are a lot of abandoned buildings.
McDonnell carried four of his neighbors, one by one, on his back to the house next door. But as the flames spread, McDonnell had to think quickly to save his neighbors.
One woman is dead following a house fire on Long Island.
A dozen people had to be rescued by firefighters, as a four-story home in Brooklyn went up in flames around 2:15 Monday morning. The fire consumed a home on Carroll Street just off Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.
While some of the Tri-State area is getting rained on, it is, unfortunately, not raining where emergency crews have responded to a house fire in Montvale.
Larchmont Police Captain Thomas Sullivan, his wife, and their 17-year-old and 12-year-old daughters are dead following a house fire in the Putnam County town of Carmel.
He holds the title of Newark mayor, but on Thursday night Cory Booker may have also earned the honor of hero.
A neighbor in Whippany called 911 after hearing an explosion from the house next door on Sunday. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the back of the home.
Aggravated arson charges were filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly set fire to the home he was renting after the owner started eviction proceedings.
Two firefighters were injured Saturday afternoon when they fell from a ladder while battling a house fire in southern New Jersey.
Prosecutors told reporters Wednesday they could not yet identify a motive and lamented the hazards that could have resulted from Jason Campbell’s alleged actions.
A fire in New Hyde Park killed a 79-year-old man early Sunday morning. Neighbors heard a big explosion just before 1 a.m. on Seventh Avenue and within a few minutes 526 Seventh Ave. was completely engulfed in flames.
The homeowner and a neighbor rescued some of felines as flames destroyed the home at 14 Piermont Terrace. The 66-year-old homeowner devoted her life to rescuing cats.
Authorities say massive clutter inside a central New Jersey home helped fuel a fire that left an elderly man dead and a firefighter injured.
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