“We had fire in four buildings throughout this operation,” said FDNY Chief Ron Spadafora.
“One side of the scaffold started to slip very fast. I don’t know what happened or why. It just started to slip very fast,” said Anmar Mohammed of Astoria.
The scaffold hung precariously 17 stories high as emergency rescue personnel responded to the scene just as one of the workers was trying to get into the building through a window.
The breeds range from Yorkshire terriers to Boxers. Other breeds included papillons, poodles, Tibentan terriers, French bulldogs and Maltese.
Officials say the woman and her husband had recently purchased the home and were doing a survey in the back of the house when the woman fell 12 feet down into a cistern after some floorboards gave way.
Police received a call at about 9:25 a.m. this morning that the man had fallen in an upstairs bathroom in a home at 40 Railroad Avenue.
Turns out it was a false alarm. After spending three hours scrambling to rescue what was believed to be a man who fell down a manhole in Jersey City, rescuers came up with garbage.
A 64-foot fishing boat capsized in the Manasquan Inlet early Wednesday. The Coast Guard received a radio distress call from a crewman aboard the Atlantic Traveler just before 5 a.m. saying a hydraulic hose had snapped.
With more and more hybrid electric cars on the roads, fire companies are faced with new challenges.
A group of 28 straphangers got the scare of their lives in Washington Heights.
Bystanders with cell phones were able to capture flames bursting through the fourth floor windows of the burning apartment house, where two children jumped out of a window.
For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.
A 71-year-old man who jumped off a New York-bound SeaStreak Ferry was quickly rescued from the frigid ocean waters by the quick-acting crew.
The pit bulls were found last weekend by firefighters responding to a small fire that was set in the building.
The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night completing the rescue.