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NYC sees highest number of fire deaths in a decade

Enlarge Image Getty Images Fires killed 88 people in New York City in 2018, the most in more than a decade, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Thursday. Testifying before the City Council’s Fire and Emergency Management Committee about the FDNY’s new $2.1 billion budget, Nigro called the surge from 73 deaths in 2017 “a […]

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Fire Tears Through Bronx Building, Injures 19: FDNY

THE BRONX, NY — A two-alarm fire tore through a residential building in the Bronx and left more than a dozen people injured early Wednesday morning, the FDNY said. The blaze in the three-story building on Holland Avenue near East 214th Street was first reported at 6:10 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire […]

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Missing Cat Model ‘Big Sexy’ Finally Made It Home

BY CLAIRE LAMPEN IN NEWS ON MAR 4, 2019 4:50 PM Big Sexy is back! (Michele Froehlich-Perosi/Facebook) Amazing news for those of you who spent the weekend’s back-to-back slushstorms wringing your hands over the unknown fate of local cat celebrity Big Sexy: After a very big adventure, this silky boy finally made it home, before the snow even started to fall. […]

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‘We’re in hospitals every day': Nearly half of FDNY first responders have a WTC sickness

Uniformed Firefighters Association Union President Gerard Fitzgerald, center, discusses major cuts of federal funds fo 9/11 first responders during a press conference. (Byron Smith for New York Daily News) Nearly half of the 15,000 FDNY firefighters, officers and medics who were working on 9/11 — and survived — have gotten sick from their exposure to […]

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