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Brooklyn, NY - 2 Children Dead After Fire Rips Through Bushwick Building

Published on: December 9, 2018 10:12 AM
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Brooklyn, NY - Two children were killed when a massive fire burned through a Brooklyn building Saturday night.

The fast-moving fire broke out just before 11 p.m. on the second floor of a three-story residential building at 165 Schaefer Street in Bushwick.

It was placed under control about an hour later.

Five people were found inside the apartment where the fire started.

The two children, an 8-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl, were pronounced dead at Wyckoff Hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Three adults were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.



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 Dec 09, 2018 at 11:00 AM stamnamefortrump Says:



 Dec 09, 2018 at 12:42 PM KD Says:

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 Dec 09, 2018 at 12:49 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Satmar owned building?


 Dec 09, 2018 at 04:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Satmar owned building?

What difference does it make?


 Dec 09, 2018 at 08:19 PM satmar, maybe, maybe not. Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Satmar owned building?

I am not a Satmar but I am struggling to understand whay this question represents.
I have a lot of interaction with Satmar people in real estate and I am not aware of any that either cause a fire, want a fire or cause conditions that lead to a fire. Sloppy conditions that can lead to a fire can cause an insurance company to deny a claim and they know it.
A landlord is almost powerless to get their tenants to stop using extension cords etc. If they push too hard they will be the subject of myriad complaints with agecies claiming discrimination. Only NYCHA can break laws with impunity. Every Jewish apartment house owner knows that, had they dome what NYCHA did, they would be in jail.
In my opinion, Satmar are smart business people that get the job done right. Their Shuls have super powerful AC and their stores have super strong refrigeration. Their food safety is probably better than in any othr Jewish area. This might seem unrelated but it is all the same issue, they get things done the right way today.


 Dec 10, 2018 at 12:11 PM Anonymous Says:

This time of the year, is dangerous, no matter where one lives, and not matter what their ethnicity is. Gas furnaces, oil burnning furnaces, electric heat, propane gas tanks, etc. must be inspected. Hazardous electrical wiring is also a problem. In addition, candles and other heating devices left unattended can be disastrous. Burning cigarettes can also start fires. Last, grease on a stove can start a large fire.
I wish everyone, of any religious or ethnic denomination to be safe this winter, vis-a-vis the fire prevention conditions of their homes.


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