1ST Responder Newspaper - FDNY
Three perish in Queens house fire
On March 21, 2016, firefighters were dispatched to Ithaca Street and Whitney Avenue in Queens for fire in a two brick. Crews found fire on the first floor in the rear with extension to the second floor as well as exposure two. Four hose lines were used to extinguish the fire. Three residents were found deceased. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.
Multiple calls for private dwelling fire On Saturday March 12, 2016 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Bronx Fire Alarm dipatchers started receiving multiple calls for a fire in a private dwelling at 606 East 242 Street at Carpenter Avenue. Battalion 15 arrived on scene and transmitted a 10-75 and put All Hands to work on arrival for a fire in a two story flat roof private dwelling. The fire was located on the first floor and extended to the second floor. Two lines were stretched and the fire was quickly knocked down. An extra engine and two trucks were put to work. The fire was placed under control with an approximate 45 minute duration.
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Vacant home in Woodside On March 14, 2016, firefighters were dispatched to a vacant home at 72 Street and 48 Avenue in Queens. Units arrived to heavy fire on all floors and made a good stop before the blaze spread. Exposure two had minor damage to an outside wall. Four hose lines were used to extinguish the fire.
Top floor fire in Woodside
On March 13, 2016, firefighters were dispatched to 48 Street and Skillman Avenue in Queens for a structure fire. Crews arrived at a six brick mixed dwelling and found fire on the top floor in the rear. No extension was found to the cockloft. One hose line was used to extinguish the fire and one male was removed to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.