A malfunctioning hot-plate is believed to have caused a Friday night fire that claimed the lives of seven Jewish children – all members of the same family, ages 5 through 15 – in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Only the mother and one 14-year-old daughter survived.
A fire broke out this morning at Beis Rivka girls’ school on Crown Street. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported.
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An irate motorist who had gotten stuck in an alleyway spent a half hour spinning his wheels in an attempt to free his car, but instead it went up in flames after nearby trash ignited.
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Four children were rescued from a burning second-floor apartment when they were dropped into neighbors’ arms as families crawled to safety from a fire that injured nine people, one critically, witnesses and officials said.
A fast moving fire on President Street sent plumes of think black smoke into the air, and nearly claimed the life of a two-and-a-half year old toddler, whose father says it is a miracle that his son is alive.
A garbage truck from Yankels Rubbish went up in flames late Monday night while collecting commercial trash on Empire Boulevard. Police shut down the thoroughfare while the FDNY doused the blaze.
A fast moving 2-alarm fire in a 3-story home on Eastern Parkway injured 3 residents and four fire fighters, who struggled for nearly an hour to contain and douse the blaze. One of those injured, a woman, was critically injured.
A fire destroyed two residential units in the Nahariah – Happy Acres bungalow colony in the Catskill Mountains. Severe damage was caused to the units.
A livery taxi cab went up in flames on Empire Boulevard near Albany Avenue this afternoon, setting a moving truck partially-filled with a Crown Heights resident’s possessions ablaze as well.
A black Mercedes burst into flames on East New York Ave. near the corner of Brooklyn Ave. in Crown Heights this past weekend. A bystander captured dramatic footage of the incident, which he shared with CrownHeights.info.
It’s late Friday afternoon. 7:30, to be exact. It’s the usual Erev Shabbos panic. Still need to put the cholent on, fold one more load of towels, and half a dozen other last minute erev shabbos necessities. And then the phone rings. “Mom, it’s for you. The lady says it’s an emergency.”
An MTA bus caught fire this afternoon near the intersection of Utica Ave. and East New York Ave. in Crown Heights. The blaze broke out in the rear of the bus, and had to be put out by firefighters who rushed to the scene.
A fire broke out this morning in Crown Heights’ largest apartment complex, the Fieldbridge buildings, located on Bedford Ave. and Montgomery St.
At about 6:30am Shabbos morning, a fire broke out at the Turk’s Catering Hall on Empire Blvd. near Schenectady Ave. in Crown Heights.
A fire broke out in a Montgomery Street apartment Tuesday evening, forcing the evacuation of a portion of the building. Quick response by the fire department prevented the fire from damaging additional apartments.
Firefighters rushed to a two-alarm fire at an auto parts store in Crown Heights last night. Emergency responders were called to the scene at 224 Empire Blvd. just after 8:00pm.
Five firefighters were hurt while battling a fire at a Crown Heights funeral home this morning. The injured firefighters were taken to New York Methodist Hospital, with one in serious condition.
A fast moving fire broke out in an apartment on Montgomery Street. The fire was quickly extinguished thanks to the fast response of the fire department and there were no reported injuries.
JERUSALEM, Israel — A defective Shabbat timer was apparently the cause of a major fire at a Chabad synagogue in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem over the weekend.
The top floor of a Crown Street house went up in flames in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn early Thursday.
Throughout the day ConEdison emergency crews have been responding to calls for smoking manholes and brownouts resulting from the weekend snow storm.
A home on Rutland Road that was vacant and under renovations, caught fire and had rescue workers battling the blaze for nearly 30 minutes. An accident caused by one of the construction workers is being eyes as the cause.