CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

City corrections officer sets apartment fire that injures 12 residents, 5 critical in Brooklyn {VIDEO+PICS}

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A woman is rushed from the Chauncey St. fire in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

A city corrections officer started the fire Thursday that left a dozen people injured inside a Brooklyn apartment building — where hero firefighters used crowbars and saws to rescue terrified residents, officials said.

Five people were in critical condition and two others seriously injured in the blaze that witnesses claim was set by a deranged woman who was wearing a uniform and once had a boyfriend in the building.

Police early Friday identified her as Yvette Randolph, 43. They did not provide an address but said Randolph’s a city corrections officer and charged her with second-degree arson.

Firefighters said they arrived within three minutes, but the blaze had already spread to two floors — trapping residents inside.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Firefighters said they arrived within three minutes, but the blaze had already spread to two floors — trapping residents inside.

“(We’re) very lucky 11 people didn't die,” FDNY Lt. Don Boyle of Ladder Co. 111 told the Daily News, unaware at the time there was a 12th victim.

Two unconscious victims were pulled from the searing flames and thick smoke on Chauncey St., while Boyle steered a third resident to safety down a stairwell with zero visibility.

 

The landlord, who almost lost her life as well, watches the firefighters in horror.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The landlord, who almost lost her life as well, watches the firefighters in horror.

“You couldn’t see at all — zero visibility, high heat, lots of fire,” he said.

Other imperiled residents made their own escape route from the inferno.

“People were kicking out windows,” said one witness, who counted two children and three women among the injured. “One woman was pulled out of the fire ... we thought she was dead, but the firefighters managed to resuscitate her,” an unidentified witness said.

Residents cheer as firefighters rescue an unconscious woman from the burning building.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Residents cheer as firefighters rescue an unconscious woman from the burning building.

Residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant building said they spied the unhinged arsonist dousing a stairwell with gasoline after breaking through a door around 9:15 a.m.

“The smoke just kept getting thicker and thicker,” said survivor Woodrow Spencer, 49, who scrambled down the fire escape from his third-floor apartment.

Firefighters pull a woman from the Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building in Brooklyn.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Firefighters pull a woman from the Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building in Brooklyn.

“Nobody would open their doors because the fire was in the hallway outside.”

Workers at a nearby deli provided police with a videotape that showed the arsonist — carrying a bag of charcoal sticks — approaching the building.

“A minute later I heard another woman yelling ‘Fire!’” said storekeeper Jehad Obeyhah.

EMS works to save life of cat nearly caught in the fire Thursday.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

EMS works to save life of cat nearly caught in the fire Thursday.

Fire officials late Thursday confirmed the blaze was intentionally set. All the victims were expected to survive.

Deputy Chief James Leonard said there was already “heavy fire” when they arrived within 2½ minutes of the 911 call.

 

Firefighters treat rescued children in an ambulance Thursday after their home caught fire. 

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Firefighters treat rescued children in an ambulance Thursday after their home caught fire.

Firefighters sawed through window bars and smashed windows with a crowbar to save people trapped on the second and third floors.

Shanell Dukes, 18, recounted how she and an older brother were awakened by shouts of “Fire! Fire!”

Her brother gashed his arm trying in vain to break a back window — but both made it out safely when a firefighter smashed the glass with a crowbar.

Fire officials were unable to immediately confirm witness accounts that the fire was arson.

TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Fire officials were unable to immediately confirm witness accounts that the fire was arson.

“It was scary,” said Shanell. “I thought we weren’t going to make it out. It was so much smoke. Smoke was pouring through the doors.”

Authorities ask anyone with additional information on the blaze to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

 

 

Views: 4196

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by Cee Gee on September 3, 2013 at 11:51am

First of all, there is nothing funny about this situation....this woman could have killed people by starting that fire.  If she had a problem with the man, she should have talked to him, like a human being...dumb hoe had a good job and meanwhile she sick in the head.....

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on September 3, 2013 at 10:09am

Damn if that is her in that pic!!!! the Dick mad her fe real!!!! LMAO!!!

Comment by alfonso bradshaw on September 3, 2013 at 8:41am

A MAN'S D***K MAKE YALL WOMEN CRAZY LMAO LOL 4 REAL ????????????

Comment by Amanda G on September 2, 2013 at 10:16pm
Now she can sit behind them bars that she once secured. Damn idiot...
Comment by Bombahdrop on September 1, 2013 at 7:03pm
Stink ass b**** don't have no shame for her wickedness. She shoulve been home or at her job shaving that big ole puss woof off her top lip. Looking like a man.
Comment by Sonya on September 1, 2013 at 6:57pm
A woman scorned can be dangerous. She'll now face those immates she must have treated horribly. What a crying shame......
Comment by caribbeanrose on September 1, 2013 at 6:52pm

Jail the B****!!!!! thank God everyone is OK. KUDOS to FDNY for saving both animal and human life

Comment by J Brown on September 1, 2013 at 12:32pm
What a evil person.
Comment by harolda on September 1, 2013 at 6:46am
WHAT A SIMPLETON ALL THIS HAVOC AND JOB LOSE OVER A MAN.
Comment by Dexter on September 1, 2013 at 6:44am
Maybe working around sick minded & deranged people rubs off on these corrections officers. Its a job I wouldn't want because the 1st time one of them crazy inmates try to spit, throw piss or s*** on me, they'll be surgically removing a nightstick from his ass.

Every few months send the corrections officers for an evaluation to make sure they are mentally stable, not sexing the inmates & not involved in illegal drug activities.

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2021   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service