FDNY Firefighters Save Many Bronx Lives

Update 2 | Sunday, January 9, 2022, 1712 hours PT / 2012 hours ET



About 200 FDNY firefighters responded to a 19-story privately owned apartment building in the 300 block of East 181st Street in the Bronx, where firefighters arrived and were greeted by a fire on the third floor.

Credit: FDNY

During the course of the fire, alarms would be escalated during operations, which include the following:

  • 2-Alarm Response (0804 PT)
  • 3-Alarm Response (0820 PT)
  • 4-Alarm Response (0822 PT)
  • 5-Alarm Response (0859 PT)
Credit: NYC Mayor’s Office

The fire was brought under control at 1027 hours PT.


The City thanked FDNY firefighters for going beyond the call of duty for their actions to rescue those from the fire building.

Thirty patients are in area hospitals in the Bronx, 19 have died including nine children.

According to the Fire Chief, the fire started in a bedroom in an apartment and the fire quickly consumed that unit spreading between floors two and three.

A fire door was open and therefore the fire and smoke traveled through hallways and throughout the building.

The cause was determined to be a malfunctioning space heater.

The City is working with various internal agencies including the Fire Departments to help prevent this from ever repeating itself.


RECEPTION CENTER | The Angelo Patri Middle School (MS391) at 2190 Folin Street, Bronx, NY 10457.

ALERTS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES | A Notify NYC short code message service was established today where New Yorkers can TEXT 181STFIRE to 692692 for alerts in English, Spanish and French.

Credit: FDNY

VISUALLY IMPAIRED | Call NYC 311 at 212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service.

HEARING IMPAIRED | TTY Service, by calling 212-504-4115.

LIVING OUTSIDE OF NYC | Loved one can call 212-639-9675.

AMERICAN RED CROSS | Emergency Temporary Shelter, call the Red Cross in Greater New York at 877-733-2767.

PET ASSISTANCE | ASPCA at referrals@aspca.org and ACC by visiting their website online.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES | https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/resources/east-181-street-bronx-fire.page?fbclid=IwAR3fgXAPy4FPZVV94YlbkMwd0Uqc4JUa1ING-DrxJPhxTAwEXcQHptTfRJM

The cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation.

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FDNY Battled 5-Alarm Deadly Fire

Published 1/9/2022, Sunday, 1200 PT

NEW YORK — About 200 FDNY firefighters are still on scene of a 150 x 75 foot, privately owned 19-story apartment building where a 5-alarm fire broke out this morning before 0800 hours in the 300 block of East 181st Street in the Bronx.

Credit: FDNY

There are currently 31 serious injuries with a total of 59 civilian injuries, fire officials released on Sunday. Several were reported after they allegedly were jumping from the building, while many others were found by firefighters in cardiac arrest on every single floor.

An unknown number of residents were killed, but City leaders are expecting a high amount due to the horrific conditions in which victims were found.

The GNY Red Cross was helping large numbers of displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation.

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Keene Firefighters Battle NH 5-Alarm Fire

Published Sunday, 1/10/2022, 1215 hours PT

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Keene Firefighters and mutual aid from around the area and some about 30 minutes away responded around 2200 hours ET (1900 PT) to a Saturday late-night fire of a two-story mixed-use brick commercial structure in the 100 block of Main Street in the downtown Keene business corridor.

Incident Cooperators: Keene FD, Keene PD, Westminister FD, Keene City Public Works


First due units reported heavy fire on all three sides of the commercial structure. According to fire scanner feed from other sources, rescues were conducted and a Mayday was transmitted just before 2329. Then all of the crews were told to abandon the building with the evacuation tones being sounded. Command cleared the Mayday and all crews were deemed to be safely out of the fire building at 2329.

A collapse zone was established on the bravo side (2339) and charlie side (2340).

During the firefight, fire crews rescued an adult female from the second floor, who was transported by EMS for smoke inhalation. Two firefighters were also transported for minor burns and have since been released from the hospital.

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Credit: City Councilor Philip Jones

Multiple people were said to be displaced.

The building has three storefronts including the Cobblestone Ale House, Dominos Pizza, Piazza Ice Cream on floor one, and seven apartments on floor two.

The Keene Police Department closed off area roadways from Marlboro Street to Eagle Court (northbound) and Emerald Street to Winchester Street (southbound) until Sunday morning.


Photo Credits: Keene FD

It was reported estimated property and contents loss was around $1,000,000.

About the Keene Fire Department

The Keene Fire Department HQ is located at 31 Vernon Street. The Fire Department has two stations, which are mainly staffed by career firefighters. The Department has no volunteers but does have about 45 full-time and 20 part-time paid firefighters.

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