Glen Fritzler, left, co-owner of Truth Aquatics and the dive boat Conception, consoles an attendee during a vigil Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the victims who died aboard the dive boat Conception. The Sept. 2 fire took the lives of 34 people on the ship off Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast near Santa Barbara. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 06, 2019 - 11:44 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people trapped on a scuba diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast appear to have died from smoke inhalation, not burns, authorities said Friday. The 34 people who died were sleeping in a cramped bunkroom below the main deck of the...
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Scuba diving boat fire
AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 03, 2019 - 2:52 pm
No one likely escaped the flames that tore through a boat packed with scuba divers, with all 34 people sleeping below deck presumed dead during a Labor Day weekend expedition off the Southern California coast, authorities said Tuesday as they called off the search for survivors.
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Manhattan Fire
Marta Zielinska/WCBS 880
August 12, 2019 - 6:50 pm
A fire broke out at a Manhattan construction site Monday afternoon, filling much of the air in Hudson Square with smoke.
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August 05, 2019 - 9:46 am
Authorities say five firefighters and a baby were injured in a seven-alarm fire that tore through a Bronx building.
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Queens house fire
July 21, 2019 - 12:31 pm
A house fire in Queens claimed the lives of a woman and young girl Sunday morning, the FDNY says.
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Fire truck
June 25, 2019 - 9:55 am
A fast-moving fire roared through several homes in a northern New Jersey neighborhood, injuring at least six firefighters and displacing more than 40 residents.
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Midwood, Brooklyn fire
June 13, 2019 - 11:28 am
The four-alarm blaze broke out just after 4 a.m. in a home on East 17th Street and Avenue O in the Midwood section of the borough.
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June 09, 2019 - 1:25 pm
A 4-year-old girl and a teenager are fighting for their lives and 10 other people are in the hospital after a fast-moving fire ripped through a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx early Sunday morning.
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Brentwood House Fire
Sophia Hall/WCBS 880
June 03, 2019 - 12:55 pm
A volunteer firefighter on Long Island is accused of setting fire to a home in order to come back to help extinguish the blaze.
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May 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
A Connecticut police officer is being credited with saving a couple and their dog from an early morning fire that gutted their house.
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