Helmet Cam: Dramatic Rescue of Trapped Occupant in New York Fire One Dead, Several Injured in Brooklyn Five-Alarm Apartment Fire

FireEMS Blogs: Brooklyn Fireground Action

Photos and video from two recent fires in Brooklyn
Squad Company 252 at second-alarm Box 3921 on January 11, 2015. (Lloyd Mitchell photo)

By FireRescue staff
Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From the blog BackstepFirefighter comes photos and videos from two fires in Brooklyn this month. Fire photographer Lloyd Mitchell shares his talent with images from the scene of a second alarm fire on Eastern Parkway on January 11, 2015. Videos from top floor fire on January 17th are also included.

 

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Video: FDNY Responds to Underground Blaze near Penn Station

Fire in below-grade construction site breaks out near Manhattan station
Fire trucks are staged near New York's Penn Station, early Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Commuters experienced some delays following an early morning fire in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue that disrupted train service. The Empire State Building stands in the background. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters could face some delays following an early morning fire near Penn Station.

Trains on the A, E and C subway lines, which had been bypassing 34th Street, resumed service through the area at 5:38 a.m. with residual delays.

LIRR service isn't affected. However, a transit spokesman says three tracks weren't operational after power was shut down during the fire. Commuters could face some delays if it's not restored in time.

He says there was no damage to platform and track areas.

The fire broke out at 2:22 a.m. in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. It was under control at 5:22 a.m.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Eighth Avenue between 31st and 34th streets has reopened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Raw Video: Flames Shoot from Penn Station

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FDNY Calls Penn Station Blaze ‘Suspicious’ Three Dead in New York Apartment Fire

Videos: Three Dead in Queens Apartment Fire

Unattended cooking leads to fatal fire on ninth floor of apartment building
YouTube video shot from a nearby building shows fire venting from the ninth floor of an 18-story apartment building in Queens, New York on January 1, 2015. Unattended cooking caused the blaze that killed a couple and a relative. Scroll down to see more raw video.
Published Friday, January 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A traditional Haitian holiday soup left unattended on a stove likely sparked a deadly fire that killed a couple and their relative, fire officials said Thursday.

Louise Jean-Charles, 59, her husband, Napoleon Michel, 69, and 37-year-old Nadia Donnay were unconscious inside the apartment when firefighters arrived minutes before midnight. They were pronounced dead at hospitals.

Jean-Charles' son, Sergeory Jean-Charles, 36, told the Daily News of New York (http://nydn.us/1Bawjz4 ) that the dish was called Soup Joumou, a spicy pumpkin soup they make every year. It's served on Jan. 1 — the anniversary of Haiti's liberation from France.

"It's a New Year's tradition," the distraught son told the newspaper.

The fire broke out at 11:45 p.m. on the ninth floor of the 18-story, 220-apartment building. The blaze spread from the stove to the living room and back bedrooms, where two of the victims were discovered. Fire authorities said 105 firefighters from 25 units responded to the scene. Five firefighters were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals.

Fire Department of New York Chief of Department James Leonard said there were apparently no smoke detectors at the apartment in the LeFrak City complex in Queens.

"It's a terrible family tragedy," he said, according to the newspaper. "These people were preparing to have a family celebration today."

The official cause of the blaze remained under investigation. A statement from LeFrak City said the building had no fire violations and the apartment had smoke detectors.

"A smoke detector rider attesting to the presence of this life safety equipment was signed and initialed by the tenant in 2012," the statement said, according to the Daily News.

Neighbor Linda Peralta, 27, said the tragic fire could have been worse.

"Thank God it did happen on New Year's Eve," she told the newspaper. "If it was just a regular Wednesday, then everybody would have been asleep, and the fire could have spread to the apartments next door."

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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USFA: New York Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries

Long Island firefighter was pulled from Woodmere house fire
YouTube video by Stephen Nurnberger shows firefighters at work during a house fire in Woodmere, New York on December 19, 2014.
Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Joseph "Junior" Sanford Jr., 43, of the Inwood Fire Department on December 23, 2014.

Firefighter Sanford succumbed to injuries sustained several days after being rescued from the basement of a burning residence in Woodmere, New York, revived by fellow responders and transported to the hospital.  Sanford, a former assistant fire chief with the Inwood Fire Department, was reported to have been one of the first firefighters on the scene when he became separated from others and fell through the first floor of the home into the basement. Investigation into the fatal fire incident continues by authorities.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and former Assistant Fire Chief Joseph “Junior” Sanford Jr., at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
 
To date, 86 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics


Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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