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Police & Fire 2323 East 12th Street, the scene of the accident. (Source: Google News)

An elderly neighbor died in a tragic accident Tuesday night after her nightgown caught fire while she was cooking. The Daily News reports: The 87-year-old woman, identified by police sources as Maria Vinograndova, was discovered by her granddaughter dead with burns on her face, torso, arms and feet on the kitchen floor of her apartment on…

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Following three manhole fires in Park Slope in the past week (if not four, as a neighbor noted in the comments), as well as the one here in Sheepshead Bay this morning, you might be asking yourself, “What the hell is going on!?” A common occurrence in the winter and summer months, manhole explosions are clearly…

Police & Fire Source: DCPI

Cops are turning to the public to identify an arsonist caught on camera setting fire to bushes in front of a Marine Park Home. The perp was strolling along East 56th Street when he casually pulled out a lighter and ignited the leaves of shrubs in front of the house. Surveillance footage on a private…

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Officials are investigating a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building near Luna Park in Coney Island last night. The blaze started at a grocery store at 2900 Stillwell Avenue at 7:53pm, it quickly spread to Bykush, a Turkish cafe and pizzeria in the same building, and consumed at least one apartment, fire officials said. All three floors were…

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Marcell Dockery, charged with setting the Coney Island fire that led to the death of police officer Dennis Guerra and the severe injury of Rosa Rodriguez, pleaded not guilty last week to several charges, including murder. According to the Daily News, Dockery spent May 1 in court, wearing a brown prison jumpsuit with handcuffs around his wrists to enter…

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Rosa Rodriguez, one of two police officers who responded to a Coney Island fire on April 6, is showing signs of improvement, according to the New York Police Department Hispanic Society. The group posted on Facebook that Rodriguez “opened her eyes [Friday] for the first time and saw her children and gave them a thumbs up as…

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