Lawyer says cop is a hero for trying to save elderly woman

A police union lawyer claimed on Friday that a sergeant was a “hero” for trying to save an elderly Queens granny from a burning building — and disputed family claims that he’d forced her out of her safe apartment and abandoned her in a smoke-filled hallway to die. Sergeants

NYPD launches ‘major’ probe of grandmother’s death in blaze

The NYPD has launched a “major investigation” into the death of an elderly woman who was forcibly removed by cops from her fireproof apartment and abandoned in a smoke-filled hallway, a spokesman told The Post. ”The police response to this fire is being currently reviewed and will continue to

Fireman busted for selling drug purchased on dark web heads to rehab

That’s why they call it dope. A city firefighter accused of trafficking potent drugs tried so hard to dodge photographers outside court Sunday that he walked right into a light pole. Disgraced Bravest Anthony Murino, who appeared zombie-like in court minutes earlier, is now headed to rehab — on the

Fatal fire kills teenager and man in the Bronx

A fire in the Bronx on Sunday killed two residents – one of them a teen – and injured two firefighters, authorities said. The blaze broke out around 12:15 p.m.on the fourth floor of Throggs Neck Houses on Dewey Avenue in Throggs Neck. First responders arrived to find a 62-year-old

Fireman busted for selling fentanyl he bought off the darknet

A firefighter was arrested at his Staten Island home Friday night for allegedly trafficking fentanyl that he bought off the darknet, sources said. Anthony Marino, 45, was busted after an investigation led by the United States Postal Inspection Service, according to law enforcement sources. The Department of Homeland Security and

At least 14 injured in Manhattan apartment fire

At least 14 people were injured — including four cops and a firefighter — when a kitchen toaster caught fire in a Washington Heights apartment building Monday, authorities said. Two of those injured were seriously hurt although expected to survive, officials said. They were both residents of the building,

EMS workers harassed colleague for being part Chinese: suit

A former FDNY paramedic claims her colleagues tormented her because she’s part Chinese. Mary D’Angelo claims in a $3 million suit against the city that EMS bullies started ganging up on her shortly after she became a paramedic in 2006. A male colleague once called her a “crazy f–king whore”

Firefighter injured as blaze sweeps through Brooklyn brownstone

A three-alarm fire broke out in a Crown Heights brownstone, Brooklyn on Tuesday night, injuring at least one of New York’s Bravest, officials said. The blaze at 910 Bergen St. started at at 9:15 p.m. and spread to a neighboring building. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with unspecified

FDNY chiefs recall first moments at deadly Bronx fire

They roll up into a nightmare of fire and ice — and somehow create order out of a chaos of smoke and terror. follow the story The terrifying first moments of the deadly Bronx fire FDNY chiefs recall first moments at deadly Bronx fire Mom of tot who started Bronx fire could've

The terrifying first moments of the deadly Bronx fire

Here is what’s left of the hell­scape that greeted New York’s Bravest at Thursday night’s deadly fire in The Bronx. The entry hallway of 2363 Prospect Ave. is now a charred, dank shell — but on Thursday, as hose-lugging firefighters from the borough’s 18th Battalion broke down the building’s

Hero paramedic jumps into freezing Hudson to save man’s life

A heroic FDNY paramedic plunged into freezing waters to rescue a man in the Hudson on Saturday afternoon. Niall O’ShaughnessyBrian Grogan Niall O’Shaughnessy, 40, a veteran paramedic with the department, was working with his partner Minze Wu along the West Side Highway around 2:50 p.m. when he noticed some NYPD

Audio captures FDNY response to deadly Bronx fire

Newly released FDNY radio audio captures the first moments when firefighters responded to the massive inferno that killed 12 people in the Bronx on Thursday night. “People are trapped in apartment 13, we’ve got a baby in there,” says one smoke-eater in the recording. Another adds, “We need a rush

Frozen hydrant hindered Bronx fire response

Firefighters battling the deadly inferno in The Bronx ran into a roadblock when a fire hydrant outside the building froze in the bone-chilling temperatures, a high-ranking police source said Friday. It took firefighters hours to bring the raging fire under control after the first 911 call was made at

Inside the charred remains of the fatal Bronx fire building

Shocking footage shows the charred remains of the Bronx apartment building where 12 residents were killed in a massive fire Thursday night. The FDNY tweeted the video Friday afternoon of a tour through the torched hallway and stairwell of 2363 Prospect Ave., which officials say went up in flames

12 dead after fire sweeps through Bronx apartment building

The city’s deadliest blaze in more than a quarter-century killed at least 12 people — ­including a year-old child — in a Bronx apartment building Thursday night, officials said. Authorities feared the death toll could rise from the four-alarm fire, which began at 6:51 p.m. and gutted 2363 Prospect

Bronx building where 12 died from fire had open violation

The Bronx apartment building where 12 adults and kids were killed in a massive blaze had at least one open violation involving a defective carbon monoxide detector, and a faulty smoke detector in a unit on its first floor, city records show. The records, from the New York City

Four children among dozen killed in Bronx apartment building fire

Fire investigators on Friday continued searching for the cause of a fast-moving blaze that ripped through a five-story Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people, including four children. The dead included three girls, ages 1, 2 and 7, and an unidentified boy, police said. Three women, ages 19, 37 and

Ferry captain strayed off course before getting stuck on sandbar

The captain who ran an NYC Ferry boat onto a sandbar off the Rockaways — stranding nearly two dozen passengers for nearly six hours — is suspected of causing the ordeal by straying off course, the company that runs the maritime service said Thursday. “While preliminary information indicates the

Ferry ride from hell finally ends in Brookyn

Robert Mecea View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy see also The passengers said they were exhausted after being rescued from the NYC ferry that got stuck on a sandbar minutes at around 5:30 p.m. “I’m just starving, I haven’t had anything to eat and I’m ready to go home,” Rockaways resident Jeffery Spears said. “I’ve

One dead after Christmas morning fire near Columbus Circle

An inferno erupted near the top of a Manhattan high-rise on Christmas morning, killing a longtime New York City designer, officials said. Fire officials said smoking was to blame for the blaze. Flames could be seen shooting from the 35th floor of the Carnegie Mews Apartments on West 56th Street,

Fire erupts at Chelsea apartment building on Christmas

A blaze broke out at an apartment building in Chelsea Monday afternoon, said officials. The Christmas fire, which burned just steps from a local firehouse, ignited around 3:30 p.m. on the top floor of 144 West 19th Street near 7th Avenue. The conflagration later ate through the building’s roof, and

Christmas fire leaves three families homeless

A Christmas Day fire in Queens left two people injured — including a military veteran — and three families homeless, officials said. The blaze broke out on the second floor of a two-story house on 114th street near 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill just before 1 a.m. according to

Dad doesn’t know his children died in fire caused by menorah

The Brooklyn man who lost his wife and three children in a ­menorah-sparked house fire ­remained unconscious in the hospital Tuesday, as the bodies of his loved ones were flown to ­Israel for burial. Yosef Azan, 45 — who was badly burned saving daughter Shalit, 16, and son Daniel,

Man found dead after Queens home catches fire

One person was found dead inside a burned Queens home Tuesday night, according to police and fire department officials. The unidentified 52-year old man was found dead inside a 2-story private home for a fire call at 188-60 120th Road in South Jamaica Queens shortly after 7pm, according to

Dramatic video shows fire that killed mom, three kids in Brooklyn

see also Shocking footage shows the raging fire that killed a mom and three of her kids when it ripped through their Brooklyn home Monday morning — and firefighters bravely rushing into the blaze. The video shows huge flames erupting out of the windows of the three-story residence in Sheepshead

Hero dad clings to life after fire kills wife, their three kids

The Brooklyn dad who lost his wife and three kids when a fire tore through his home Monday morning acted “very courageously” to save two teens from the inferno — and is now fighting for his own life after suffering serious burns, officials said. “He was severely burned trying