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News & Features Source: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams yesterday launched a campaign to establish a burn center in the city’s most populous borough – and pledged funds for promising proposals – following the tragic Midwood fire that left seven children dead this weekend. Currently, the only burn centers in the five boroughs are in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.…

News & Features Sunday memorial service in front of the burned out Sasson home. (Photo courtesy of Rafael Lopez Jr. / RLJRNews.com)
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Neighbors and community leaders gathered at 3371 Bedford Avenue yesterday evening, the site of a Saturday morning fire that claimed the lives of seven children in the deadliest New York City blaze in eight years. The event mourned the loss of siblings Eliane Sassoon, 16, Rivkah Sassoon, 11, David Sassoon, 12, Yeshua Sassoon, 10, Moshe Sassoon, 8, Sara Sassoon, 6, and Yaakob…

Police & Fire Source: Rafael Lopez Jr. / RLJRNews.com
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A four-alarm fire swept through three homes in Mill Basin yesterday afternoon, injuring six firefighters. The fire began at 2220 National Drive at approximately 2:19pm, spreading to the house next door and scorching a third home before firefighters brought it under control at approximately 5pm, according to reports. The area was overrun by first responders,…

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

News & Features manhole-fire-ave-z2
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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
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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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