By Tim Fleischer
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 05:57PM
NEW YORK, New York (WABC) — A recent series of fires in New York City during the coldest months of the year has FDNY officials warning residents to take safety precautions in and around your home.
The FDNY revealed an electrical issue was the cause for a five-alarm fire in Cypress Hill, Queens last Saturday. It is one of the four major causes of fires — along with cooking, candles and smoking.
“Sometimes people are doing things just to stay warm,” said Lt.Anthony Mancuso, with the FDNY’s Fire Safety Education Unit.