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Fire in Queens Apartment Without Working Smoke Alarms Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

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A 50-year-old man was killed and two others were injured in a fire that broke out in a Queens apartment with smoke alarms that didn’t work. According to NBC New York, flames broke out on the fifth floor of the residential building on Elmhurst Avenue early morning on July 29. Three people suffered smoke inhalation […]

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Four Alarm Fire in the Bronx Causes Injuries

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More than 100 Bronx residents were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out at their housing complex early morning on July 12. According to an NBC New York news report, the fire occurred at 1466 Watson Avenue. But, residents said, to their surprise, the smoke detectors remained silent and that the only alarm […]

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12 People Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire

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A 4-year-old child and a 19-year-old suffered critical burn injuries in a fire that raced through an apartment building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx early morning on Sunday, June 9. According to a report in the New York Post, the child and teen suffered second- and third-degree burn injuries. The child was rushed […]

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Six People Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire Since 2017

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Six people, including four children, were killed in an apartment fire that ripped through a Harlem building. According to a report in The New York Times, officials said the fire started on the kitchen stove of a three-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment and quickly engulfed it. None of the six occupants in the apartment survived their injuries, […]

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New Law Will Prohibit Sale of Smoke Alarms with Replaceable Batteries

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Beginning April 1, stores in New York State will be prohibited under a new law from selling smoke alarms that use replaceable batteries (9 volt or other). According to a news report, stores will be allowed to sell only hard-wired alarms or ones that have a built-in, sealed, 10-year battery. According to Kidde North America, […]

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Faulty Smoke Alarms Were a Factor in Queens Fire That Left 8-year-old Boy Dead

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An 8-year-old boy was killed and at least six others were injured in a Queens fire, which officials said, was caused by a burning candle and lack of working smoke alarms that may have alerted residents. According to a report in The New York Times, the family was not alerted to the fire because the […]

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Two Fatal Fires Claim Three Lives in New York City

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Two separate fires that broke out over the weekend claimed three lives including two young girls, ages 7 and 9, and a 60-year-old paraplegic man in a wheelchair. According to news reports, the first incident occurred the night of Dec. 7 in the basement of a one-story house on East Hampton Boulevard at 56th Avenue […]

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Smoke Inhalation Injuries and Premises Liability

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Smoke inhalation occurs when we breathe in particles and gases discharged during a fire. According to the Burn Institute, more than half of all fire-related fatalities occur due to smoke inhalation. When a victim inhales smoke during a fire, there is the potential for oxygen deprivation as the smoke affects the lungs, causes inflammation and […]

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Five Things to Know about Smoke Inhalation Injuries

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Smoke inhalation occurs when you breathe in harmful, often toxic, smoke from burning materials and gases. In the event of a fire, the smoke inhalation by victims often leads to fatal injuries rather than the burns. This is because the smoke a person inhales in a fire may contain chemicals such as carbon monoxide or […]

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Fire at Trump Tower Leaves One Person Dead, Six Firefighters Injured

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A fire broke out at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan Saturday, April 7, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured. According to news report, the 67-year-old man who died was a resident of the building’s 50th floor. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from his […]

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