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Post by Didge on Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:41 am

At least a dozen people, including a baby, have been killed in a fire at an apartment block in the Bronx, New York City. The blaze broke out in the five-storey building a block away from the Bronx Zoo shortly before 7pm local time.

Around 170 firefighters were rushed to the scene on what was one of the coldest nights of the year with the temperature plunging to -9C (15F). Fire chiefs said the blaze started on the ground floor and swiftly spread upwards. The victims are understood to range from one year old to over 50.

Another 12 people were reported to have been rescued and four others were seriously injured.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/29/fire-bronx-kills-least-12/

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Post by Didge on Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:21 pm

New York City officials now believe the devastating Thursday night Bronx fire that killed 12 people—including four children—was caused by a 3 1/2-year-old boy playing with a stove in a ground-floor apartment. Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that four people remained in critical condition late Friday morning. Among the dead were girls ages 1, 2, and 7, and a boy whose age has not been released. The flames moved so quickly, in part because of a gas line that fueled the fire, that most residents of the apartment complex never made it out of their homes on the frigid night. Those who escaped the five-story building stood barefoot in the cold without coats, watching their neighbors' burned bodies carried away on stretchers. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the blaze “historic in its magnitude.” “It is an unspeakable tragedy, and families have been torn apart,” de Blasio said.


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Post by eddie on Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:37 pm

Those poor people.
What the hell was a young boy doing "playing with a stove"

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:22 pm

What's worse is, it's freezing and snowing in NYC this morning. Those people had to run out in their pajamas.

The gd news is the NYFD got there in 3 minutes, and Red Cross handed out coats.

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Post by Syl on Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:26 pm

RIP those poor souls.
Letting a three year old have the freedom to mess about with a stove is bound to end in disaster. Sad

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Post by Didge on Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:31 pm

Original Quill wrote:What's worse is, it's freezing and snowing in NYC this morning.  Those people had to run out in their pajamas.

The gd news is the NYFD got there in 3 minutes, and Red Cross handed out coats.

Sadly, not quick enough, which as good as 3 minutes is, to me. It may have meant more lives saved, if the alarm was sounded sooner. Sadly, will we ever know?

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:03 am

Didge wrote:
Original Quill wrote:What's worse is, it's freezing and snowing in NYC this morning.  Those people had to run out in their pajamas.

The gd news is the NYFD got there in 3 minutes, and Red Cross handed out coats.

Sadly, not quick enough, which as good as 3 minutes is, to me. It may have meant more lives saved, if the alarm was sounded sooner. Sadly, will we ever know?

The people who died did so of asphyxiation. The NYC police and fire departments have been tested so often, that they are unquestionably the greatest authorities on first response. Frankly, I would trust them over the United States Military..which is more interested in aircraft carriers and F-18's.

The NYC first responders are the real heroes.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59 am

Didge wrote:
Original Quill wrote:What's worse is, it's freezing and snowing in NYC this morning.  Those people had to run out in their pajamas.

The gd news is the NYFD got there in 3 minutes, and Red Cross handed out coats.

Sadly, not quick enough, which as good as 3 minutes is, to me. It may have meant more lives saved, if the alarm was sounded sooner. Sadly, will we ever know?

Idea

In these cases, what needs to be looked at is the fire safety of the building; were smoke alarms fitted; was anything slowing down people evacuating (lack of fire escapes, bocked doorways..).

3 minutes is quite a good time -- in many places, it could take 10 or 15 minutes..

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Post by Cass on Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 am

This made me cry this morning.

How awful. Still upsets me.

Eds you know as well as I do that you can’t have us eyes on a kid 24/7 unless you lock them in a cage. Sadly he was probably trying to imitate a caregiver cooking. Sad

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Post by smelly-bandit on Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:46 am

Original Quill wrote:
Didge wrote:

Sadly, not quick enough, which as good as 3 minutes is, to me. It may have meant more lives saved, if the alarm was sounded sooner. Sadly, will we ever know?

The people who died did so of asphyxiation.  The NYC police and fire departments have been tested so often, that they are unquestionably the greatest authorities on first response.  Frankly, I would trust them over the United States Military..which is more interested in aircraft carriers and F-18's.

The NYC first responders are the real heroes.

Dancing on the corpse of the dead baby to score a cheap political point

Disgusting

We get it Quill, you're anti America, well done

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:46 am

smelly-bandit wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

The people who died did so of asphyxiation.  The NYC police and fire departments have been tested so often, that they are unquestionably the greatest authorities on first response.  Frankly, I would trust them over the United States Military..which is more interested in aircraft carriers and F-18's.

The NYC first responders are the real heroes.

Dancing on the corpse of the dead baby to score a cheap political point

Disgusting

We get it Quill, you're anti America, well done

scratch

What the fuck are you crowing on about now, SmellyNoFriends ???

Once again, your idiotic trolling is completely off-topic..

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Post by smelly-bandit on Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:34 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
smelly-bandit wrote:

Dancing on the corpse of the dead baby to score a cheap political point

Disgusting

We get it Quill, you're anti America, well done

scratch

What the fuck are you crowing on about now,  SmellyNoFriends  ???

Once again, your idiotic trolling is completely off-topic..

Quill coming out and having a pop at the US military and their defence budget on a thread about a fire that killed people

The corpses are probably still smouldering and the cretin has to inject his sick anti American rhetoric into what is a tragedy.

Almost as sick as Corbyn using Grenfell for his political aspirations.

Can't a simple tragedy be a simple tragedy??

Why do perverted and callous fuckers like Quill have to ruin it

Do you liberals have any shame at all??

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:10 pm

Fire can go up so quickly you don't have time to escape. I've witnessed a building fire and it literally went up in about 4 minutes.
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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:01 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
scratch

What the fuck are you crowing on about now,  SmellyNoFriends  ???

Once again, your idiotic trolling is completely off-topic..

Quill coming out and having a pop at the US military and their defence budget on  a thread about a fire that killed people

The corpses are probably still smouldering and the cretin has to inject his sick anti American rhetoric into what is a tragedy.

Almost as sick as Corbyn using Grenfell for his political aspirations.

Can't a simple tragedy be a simple tragedy??

Why do perverted and callous fuckers like Quill have to ruin it

Do you liberals have any shame at all??

Russ, I was praising the NYC fire fighters. Their response in this case was nothing short of miraculous.

Now, if you want to talk about the US military: yes, I think they have been caught with their pants down, what with their ethos of bigger is better, and more is finer! There's nothing subtle about America's military, from big tanks, big boats and mo money.

But the NYFD and NYPD have quietly gone about becoming the greatest urban warriors in the world. They are developing new tactics and new equipment for the coming style of combat. The US military will be caught looking around, and saying wha hoppened?

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Post by Jules on Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:42 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:

the cretin has to inject his sick anti American rhetoric into what is a tragedy.

YOU were quite happy to inject your own sick fascist rhetoric into the Grenfell tower tragedy.

You said one of the sickest and cruellest things I'd ever heard.
You said if they had not been there illegally they would not be dead - like they deserved it.

Even tho you knew sod all about their circumstances, you still made an assumption that gave you a good excuse to show NO sympathy or human compassion.

Put your sermons away!

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:22 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
scratch

What the fuck are you crowing on about now,  SmellyNoFriends  ???

Once again, your idiotic trolling is completely off-topic..

Quill coming out and having a pop at the US military and their defence budget on  a thread about a fire that killed people

The corpses are probably still smouldering and the cretin has to inject his sick anti American rhetoric into what is a tragedy.

Almost as sick as Corbyn using Grenfell for his political aspirations.

Can't a simple tragedy be a simple tragedy??

Why do perverted and callous fuckers like Quill have to ruin it

Do you liberals have any shame at all??

Rolling Eyes

You really are the leading fuckup on here Smelly..

You will always be the worst kind of racist and xenophobic slime on here, no matter how you try and relabel it -- and your three braindead supporters on here are usually only a couple of steps behind..

Quill having a dig at the most anti-American government that the USA has ever had, certainly doesn't make him in any way "anti-American" -- on the contrary, it certainly makes him more pro-American, rather than some cowardly army-deserting Sarf Afrikan apartheid twat like you who cheers on every anti-democratic, anti-humanity, anti-decency act that we see your favourite fascist heroes perpetrating.

You are the last possible person who should be lecturing and criticising others on here..

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