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WNYC News

Three Buildings Collapse and 25 Injured in Suspected Gas Blast

Friday, March 27, 2015

Evidence suggests a gas explosion on Thursday caused a massive fire that destroyed three buildings in the East Village.

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WNYC News

At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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WNYC News

Orthodox Jews Mourn Seven Siblings Who Died in Fire

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Mourners filled the streets around a Borough Park chapel to mourn the children, ages five to 16.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Fire Kills Seven Children From Same Orthodox Family

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fire commissioner says an unattended hot plate is the likely cause.

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WNYC News

Three Men Plead Guilty in Staten Island Convent Fire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The blaze had injured 2 nuns and exposed ongoing problems with the city’s 911 system, according to a WNYC investigation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire Sparks Discussion About City’s Storage Protocol

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A Brooklyn warehouse storing millions of city records burned down this weekend. As firefighters fought the flames, scraps of paper records drifted across Williamsburg. 

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WNYC News

Waterfront Fire in Williamsburg Still Smolders

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A seven-alarm blaze that erupted at a waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn on Saturday is being monitored by rotating crews of firefighters. 

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Operavore

Greek Soprano Rescued from Stricken Ferry

Monday, December 29, 2014

Among the more than 450 passengers rescued from the ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday was the Greek soprano Dimitra Theodossiou.
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Studio 360

Playing with Fire: Spazuk's Flame-Painted Portraits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artist Steven Spazuk willfully ignored the old adage when he discovered how to use fire – and burn paper – to create breathtaking portraits.
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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

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99% Invisible

122- Good Egress

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When designing a commercial structure, there is one safety component that must be designed right into the building from the start: egress. “Egress” refers to an entire exit system from a building: stairs, corridors,

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Radiolab

Music That Burns, Literally

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire — with a "Pyro Board." It plays music by pulsing the beats in flame, and when the singer hits a high note — stand back.

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New Jersey News

Neighbors Watched Firefighters Call Out for Ambulance in Deadly Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Neighbors say they watched firefighters try to resuscitate two 4-year-old siblings as they waited for an ambulance that was dispatched late.

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WNYC News

Celebrating the Life of an Officer Who Rushed to Danger

Monday, April 14, 2014

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NYPD veteran officer Dennis Guerra and his partner were overcome by smoke responding to a fire in a Coney Island high-rise.

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Car Talk

#1413: The Fall of the Dart

Saturday, March 29, 2014

This week on Car Talk, all good things must come to an end. So too, must all pieces of junk, as Tommy's beloved Dodge Dart finally heads to the crusher. Find out what caused its way-beyond-timely demise. Elsewhere, Fred decided to do a good deed and close the door of a stranger's parked truck. Unfortunately, a half hour later said truck caught on fire. Is Fred an unwitting arsonist? Also, Dr. Kenny takes a break from surgery to find out why his car's brakes have a mind of their own; and Monica's husband may need electroshock therapy to stop his odd behavior at stop lights. All this, plus a round of Stump the Chumps, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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New Jersey News

New Warnings About Salt Water

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The corrosive effect of salt water is being blamed for damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy - - from the subway lines in Manhattan, to the Seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. WNYC's Janet Babin reports, property owners there were warned that equipment submerged in salt water should be replaced.

She says, "We do know that New Jersey issued a letter to everyone affected by the storm a few months after the storm, that gave guidance for what to do with electrical systems in the aftermath of Sandy and that letter said any equipment or receptacles that were submerged did have to be replaced within 90 days."

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New Jersey News

NJ Boardwalk Fire Caused By Faulty Wiring

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.

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New Jersey News

After Flare-Up, Plans For Rebuilding

Monday, September 16, 2013

State officials will be on hand to offer assistance as rebuilding efforts get underway at the scene of the Seaside Park boardwalk fire.
  
Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information to businesses and residents at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire on the Jersey Shore

Friday, September 13, 2013

A fire ravaged the boardwalk in Seaside Heights yesterday, wiping out many businesses that had rebuilt from Hurricane Sandy less than one year ago. We get the latest on the devastation, Governor Christie's response, and take calls from area residents.

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New Jersey News

Fire Destroys Boardwalk Ravaged by Sandy

Friday, September 13, 2013

A raging fire has destroyed more than 50 local businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage in two Jersey shore resort towns
    
The fire destroyed the newly-rebuilt Seaside Park section of the boardwalk Thursday, but makeshift sand dunes saved the northern portion in neighboring Seaside Heights.

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