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"The heat was very intense upstairs, ...
"The heat was very intense upstairs, and there was no way for her to get down," said FDNY Deputy Chief William Tanzosh.
"There was a lot of smoke and the flames were very high."
"Under those circumstances, she
felt the need to jump," Tanzosh
UFA In The Media: July 22, 2006 - Staten Island Advance
The building, with a light pink facade, suffered serious fire damage, particularly in the top-floor apartment on the 269 side, according to FDNY Deputy Chief William Tanzosh of Division 8.
"Tremendous," said Tanzosh
of the fire damage.
There was heavy water and smoke damage throughout the building, Tanzosh
said no residents were inside the building when firefighters arrived.
"Our units arrived within three minutes ...
"Our units arrived within three minutes and [found] the condition to be a fire in the basement," said Deputy Chief William Tanzosh.
UFA In The Media: April 21, 2006 - Staten Island Advance
"The wood would burn and the cork inside would smolder," said Deputy Chief William Tanzosh of Division 8.Area residents who called the Advance as the fire raged complained of a rancid, rubbery smell.Tanzosh
also said there was significant debris inside.
To attack the fire, Tanzosh
directed Tower Ladder Cos.
"We want the building taken down," Tanzosh
said."It is unsafe to the point where we can't commit personnel to it."
A large crack on the building's northern corner is cause for concern, Tanzosh
said, adding that some trucks parked in the adjacent Verizon Wireless lot were moved to a safer area.
Firefighters were summoned to the blaze ...
Firefighters were summoned to the blaze by a 911 call at about 12:50 p.m., said Deputy Chief William Tanzosh.
When they arrived, about three minutes after, they found flames coming out of the building's front window.
The fire centered on a couch in the living room, Tanzosh
said, and when firefighters checked the rear bedroom, they found Ms. Browning "unconscious and unresponsive" on the bed. Although the flames had not reached the bedroom, she
was surrounded by smoke and toxic fumes, he
"They removed her
, performed CPR.
EMS arrived on the scene, continued CPR," Tanzosh
A cat living in the apartment died in the blaze, he
said firefighters had not found a smoke alarm in the apartment.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, he