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Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and the Mind

Associated Press – April 05, 2016 by Verena Dobnik In the frantic aftermath of an East Village gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin’s fourth-floor apartment were confronted by an entirely different disaster. They found him nearly entombed in filth and squalor, amid hoarded, floor-to-ceiling […]

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Fire at Queens Dry Cleaners Rages for Nearly Five Hours, as Kitchen that Makes School Lunches Destroyed in Brooklyn Blaze

NY Daily News – April 05, 2016 by Rikki Reyna, John Annese A persistent five-alarm blaze engulfed a Queens dry cleaners, sending heavy smoke billowing into the sky as firefighters struggled with the blaze. The fire broke out just after 3:40 p.m. at 13th St. and 40th Ave. in Long Island City and burned for […]

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Rooftop Fire Tears across 5 Brooklyn Apartment Buildings, Leaves 5 Injured

NY Daily News – March 31, 2016 by Kerry Burke, Andy Mai, John Annese A raging six-alarm inferno sent flames tearing across five Brooklyn apartment building rooftops Tuesday, as firefighters searched floor-by-floor by flashlight for possible victims. Five people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blaze that broke out around 10 p.m., on DeKalb Ave. between […]

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FDNY Investigates Cause of Queens House Fire

NY 1 – March 31, 2016 The city fire department is trying to figure out what started an early morning fire that burned through two homes in Queens early Tuesday morning. Flames broke out just after 2 a.m. inside a house located at 23-41 91st Street in East Elmhurst. The fire then spread to a […]

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