|April 30, 2012 at 6:19PM|
Usually my videos are on Statter911.com, but this time I get to finally use Statter911.com video on this site.
Dave Statter was traveling through Newark, New Jersey Sunday afternoon when he seen a header off in the distance.
He went to investigate and found himself in the 200 block of South 19th Street with a three-story dwelling with heavy fire on the top floor.
Dave arrived with some of the 2nd alarm companies. He did a great job at shooting and editing the video. Check it out.
|April 29, 2012 at 4:45PM|
Seven people were killed Sunday after the van they were in flipped over the railing of an elevated highway and fell more than 150 feet into a rail yard bordering the Bronx Zoo, authorities said.
The van was driving southbound in the left lane of the Bronx River Parkway at about 12:30 p.m. when it ricocheted across all lanes of traffic, flew over the railing and fell roughly 150 feet to the ground, according to police and fire department sources.
Four adults and three children, all of whom were in the van, died in the crash.
Fox 5 News reports that the unidentified adults were an 84-year-old man and three women, ages 80, 45 and 30.
The children were girls, ages 12, 10 and seven.
"The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed -- it hit something that caused it to be airborne over the railing," said FDNY Deputy Chief Ronald Werner.
"They flew right over the guardrail, didn't even touch it," another law enforcement source said.
"The car was crushed upside down, it fell approximately 100 feet and was crushed. Seven victims were removed from the car, they were pronounced dead on the scene," Werner said, adding that one firefighter suffered a minor injury during a subsequent search of the heavily wooded area where the car landed.
Werner described a heartbreaking scene.
"I've been in the fire department 30 years, sometimes you come upon events that are horrific, and this was one of them. You see young kids hurt or lose their life it's always harder than when you find someone in an older age. It affects all our units," he said.
Photo by Louis Lanzano - Full Story on MyFoxNY.
|April 29, 2012 at 5:59AM|
Woonsocket - A four-alarm fire broke around 11:20 AM Saturday forcing a woman to toss out her baby from a second floor window where neighbors below caught the baby. The lady and another adult then jumped from the same window.
Firefighters said there were no working smoke detectors in the three-story wood frame structure with 5 apartments at 24 Hope Street.
A resident on the third floor saw flames outside his window and quickly alerted other residents of the fire. Quick action on his part saved many residents.
On arrival, the firefighters encountered heavy fire on the second floor. They made a quick search of the apartments and as they were venting the roof, they experienced a flash over.
At one point all firefighters were called out of the building and fought the fire from the outside until they darkened down enough fire so they could go back inside.
Three firefighters were injured fighting the fire. 15 people were left homeless. A space heater is said to be the cause of the fire.
|April 28, 2012 at 12:56PM|
Williams Twp., Pa. - A car left the road and crashed into a building in the area of Cedarville and Morgan Hill Roads just south of Interstate 78 around 13:40.
The car was exiting Interstate 78 eastbound to Morgan Hill Road, continued on across the road, hit a street sign, fence and utility pole before entering the building.
The building sustained major structural damage. Williams Rescue 28 and West Easton assisted at the scene.
Extrication was complete in about 25 minutes. There was one victim in the car and he was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.
Photos and video by staff photographer Mike Nester.
|April 28, 2012 at 3:01AM|
Cambria, NY - Niagra County Coroner and the Cambria Fire Chief were charged Friday in connection to a fatal vehicle accident on April 13.
They have been charged with mishandling human remains in connection with a fatal car crash on Route 31 when a truck driven by Richard Dunn collided with a car carrying four people. Dunn was pronounced dead at the scene.
Coroner Russell Jackman, 45, passed human remains to Chief Vincent Salerno, 50, for use in cadaver dog training. Both men were at the scene of the accident in their official capacities.
If convicted of this misdemeanor charge, both men could face one year in jail. They are to report to court May 1st.
|April 27, 2012 at 4:20PM|
North Whitehall, Pa - Shortly before 04:30 Friday morning, North Whitehall fire companies responded to the area of Rt. 145 and Cove Road for a structural fire.
While enroute to the call, Chief 12-01 spotted a glow in the sky and transmitted a 2nd alarm. On arrival, he had a small structure fully involved on Cove Road.
The fire was darkened down within 15 minutes and under control by 05:30.
|April 27, 2012 at 4:10PM|
Lynn - A fire broke out on the top floor of this 3-story 6-family wood-frame structure.
The top floor tenant came out of the shower to find her apartment on fire.
The alarms were sounded in the building and everyone made it out safely.
|April 26, 2012 at 10:15PM|
Philadelphia - Around 11:15 firefighters were dispatched to 325 Christopher Columbus Blvd. for a boat fire.
Battalion 4 arrived and placed 2 and 2 in-service for a 35 foot boat well-involved.
The fire extended into a second boat.
Youtube user Dukwjay writes:
Caught this on video while at work on the Delaware River waterfront in Philly around 11:15 in the morning on 4/26/2012. A random boat in the marina caught fire, then exploded a couple times before the Philadelphia FD was able to put it out. There is some "salty" language in the background, so be warned.
|April 24, 2012 at 6:44PM|
Camden - Around 2:30 PM firefighters responded to a report of a fire and possible people trapped at 1426 South 9th Street near Atlantic Avenue.
First arriving companies found heavy smoke and fire pushing from the second floor of a two-story 50x50 commercial.
Command quickly requested all members out of the building and ordered a defensive attack only. Two tower ladders were put in operation.
The fire was brought under control in an hour.
Photos courtesy of Richie Moulder.
|April 23, 2012 at 4:43PM|
Firefighters from at least 12 communities are still battling a six-alarm blaze at the Lake Williams condo complex at 273 West Main St.
At 1:20 p.m., smoke and flames were still pouring from the building, and traffic is still being rerouted from the area.
Electric power to the area has been cut, and nearby Marlborough District Court is closed.
Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin said the department received a 911 call from a passerby at about 9 a.m. reporting smoke coming from the roof in the corner of the building.
He said that while the department was responding, the fire alarm at the building sounded.
The fire moved quickly, rapidly expanding within the first 15 minutes, Fortin said. He said the department quickly called in mutual aid from other departments.
Fortin said the fire started in a fifth-floor attic area. He said he has been told the area is used for storage.
Fire officials don't yet know what started the blaze.
Fortin said firefighters are making headway, but he expected it to be a while before the fire is fully extinguished.
"It's going to be a prolonged operation," he said.
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