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81-Year-Old Man Stays Cool as Firefighter Rescues Him From Burning Upper East Side Building

WNBC 4 – February 17, 2017 by NBC News Jim Duffy figured he was seconds from death. A six-alarm fire was swallowing his East 93rd Street building. Then, a firefighter appeared at his fifth floor window who introduced himself as Jim. The 81-year-old Yorkville resident actually laughed. Duffy casually recalled his escape from near-certain death […]

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Corona Family Jumps Out Window to Escape Fire

Queens Tribune – February 17, 2017 by ARIEL HERNANDEZ Staff Writer A woman, four children and two dogs escaped out of a second-floor window after a Sunday morning fire in the basement of their Corona building trapped them in their apartment. At approximately 10 a.m., Ramonita Rosa, 34, her daughters Arianna, 16, and Gianna, 10, […]

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170 Firefighters Battle Upper East Side Fire, FDNY Says

DNA Info – February 09, 2017 by Ben Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner UPPER EAST SIDE — About 170 firefighters extinguished a blaze that climbed through the walls of an Upper East Side building Wednesday morning, FDNY officials said. The quick-moving fire started in the basement below Duke’s, a restaurant on the first floor of of […]

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