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Manhattan Apartment Building Fire Leaves Man Dead and Elderly Woman Critically Injured

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A man sustained fatal injuries and his elderly mother was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a fire erupted inside their Inwood apartment the morning of Dec. 21. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the fire started on the second floor of the Seaman Avenue tower near Academy Street. […]

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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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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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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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12 People Killed in Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

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 At least 12 people were fatally injured as a fire swept through an apartment building in the Bronx the evening of Dec. 28. According to news reports, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the “worst fire tragedy in this city in at least a quarter century.” The victims ranged in age from […]

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