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Massive New York City apartment fire claims the lives of 19, including nine children

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Massive New York City apartment fire claims the lives of 19, including nine children

According to authorities, 19 people, including nine children, died in a catastrophic fire that swept through a building in Manhattan on Sunday.

The 19-story high-rise in the Tremont section of the Bronx was engulfed in a five-alarm flames.

According to FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, an electric space heater malfunctioned and sparked the fire. All of the building’s smoke detectors were working properly.

According to the New York City Fire Department, at least 63 individuals were hurt, including 32 who had “life-threatening” injuries and 13 who are “clinging to their lives” in adjacent hospitals.

New York Mayor Eric Adams has already stated that the fire “is going to be one of the worst fires we have witnessed here in modern times in the city of New York.”

The year 2021 saw 73 individuals lose their lives in New York City fires.

The fire appears to have started in a duplex unit on the third storey of the building, according to authorities. Smoke inhalation may have been the cause of several of the injuries observed on the top levels, investigators said.

Three minutes after the first 911 call, firefighters arrived and found the halls engulfed in flames, Nigro said. Nigro described the blaze as “unprecedented.” citing a door that was left open as a factor in the spread of the flames and smoke.

Smoke could be seen rising from all 19 levels of the structure after the fire devoured two.

He described the smoke-filled atmosphere as “The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,”

Social media users have tweeted photographs of the building’s several windows on fire. The FDNY began getting calls from tenants on higher levels just before 11 a.m. from a variety of different sources.

A resident who resided in the flat where the fire began was interviewed by Josh Einiger, a reporter from our sister station WABC.

Mamadou Wague recalls her children’s shrieks of “We was sleeping and then my kids were screaming saying fire, fire,” waking her and her husband up in the middle of the night.

In order to save his daughter, Wague had to leap across the raging flames and sustain burns on his nose.

“I don’t want anybody life — I don’t want to hear anybody dead in this fire, that’s what I worry about,” Wague added.

Since then, the fire has been extinguished.

It was not immediately clear how many people had been killed or injured.

This was the city’s second big wildfire in as few days. A fireman was hurt and three families were forced to flee their homes early Saturday morning after a four-alarm blaze broke out in the Fordham Heights district of the Bronx, according to WABC. The fire was started by a lithium-ion battery, according to authorities.

At least 13 people, including seven children, were murdered in a Philadelphia row house fire last week.

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Man Charged With Arson for Setting Fire to the Fox News Christmas Tree in New York

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A man has been detained and charged with arson after allegedly torching a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree outside Fox News’ New York offices.

A 49-year-old homeless man named Craig Tamanaha was charged Wednesday morning at 12:23 a.m. with arson, criminal trespassing, criminal tampering, criminal mischief, endangering others, disorderly conduct, and reckless endangerment, according to a New York Police Department spokesperson. At 12:14 a.m., Fox News Channel security guards noticed him climbing the Christmas tree outside their Midtown office on the corner of West 48th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Without further incident or harm, FDNY personnel extinguished the fire within the tree. When Tamanaha was arrested, authorities discovered a lighter on him, but it’s unclear if any accelerant was used. There were no injuries reported during the event, and the NYC Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. At this moment, it does not appear that the alleged arson was motivated by politics.

On Sunday night, Fox News hosts lit the giant Christmas tree as part of the network’s third annual “All-American Christmas” programme. “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, together with Fox News commentators Abby Hornacek and Lawrence Jones, counted down to the reveal of the tree, which reportedly contained 10,000 ornaments and 100,000 lights. According to Fox News, the Christmas tree took more than 21 hours to put together.

Following the fire, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott informed workers in a memo that a new Christmas tree will be constructed and placed.

“This has become a new wonderful tradition on Fox Square over the last three years. We will not let this deliberate and brazen act of cowardice deter us. We are in the process of rebuilding and installing a new tree as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark moment like this,” she wrote. ” “We are currently planning on a lighting ceremony for the new tree and will send those details once we have them.”

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Eric Adams Elected Mayor of New York City

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Eric Adams Elected Mayor of New York City

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been elected. The former captain of the New York City Police Department is the city’s second Black mayor in its history.

Adams, 61, who is currently the president of the Brooklyn Borough Council, beat off a large field in the race to succeed Bill de Blasio, who had a turbulent two terms as mayor, with his final years marred by social unrest and the city becoming the first major COVID-19 hot zone in the United States.

In a field of leftist candidates that included former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia, attorney Maya Wiley, and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Adams emerged as a moderate choice. Adams received the most votes in the August mayoral primary, indicating that he would have an easy time winning this month.

“Tonight we are going to make the turn and take our city in a new direction,” Adams said Tuesday night during his victory speech. “I want to believe again.”

Adams will be sworn in on Jan. 1.

David Dinkins was the first Black mayor of New York, serving from 1990 to 1993. Adams will be the 110th president of the United States.

Given the magnitude of the city’s issues in recovering from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adams has focused on public safety and has said little about his views on media and entertainment policy at City Hall. New York has been aggressive in courting TV and film production and making the city an easy location for Hollywood to work under de Blasio’s leadership.

Adams worked for the NYPD for 22 years, earning a reputation as a proponent of criminal and social justice reform. In 2006, he resigned from the NYPD and ran for the state Senate as a Democrat. He spent six years in Albany before moving to the Brooklyn borough post.

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A flash flood warning has been issued for portions of Western New York

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A flash flood warning has been issued for portions of Western New York

Small but intense thunderstorm cells are raising the possibility of flash flooding tonight.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Southwestern Chautauqua County until 9:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service. Clymer, Sherman, French Creek, Mina, and Panama are all included in the warning.

These small but powerful thunderstorms have been moving slowly through this part of Chautauqua County, and radar estimates indicate that nearly two inches of rain has already fallen. There is a chance that another one to two inches of rain will fall as these cells move through this area before weakening and drifting east.

The main concern with this flooding is the large amount of rain that has fallen in such a short period of time. Essentially, while it is still raining, the water has nowhere to go, and storm drains can only handle so much water at once.

During a Flash Flood Warning, it is especially important to stay off the roads and not drive a vehicle through any amount of water that covers any roadways.

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