The following statements were givent o YWN by NYC Mayor DeBlasio and FDNY Commissioner Nigro following the horrific tragedy in Flatbush on Monday morning.
Statement from Mayor de Blasio: “Our city is mourning the loss of three children and their mother in a fire early this morning in Sheepshead Bay. As a parent, it’s impossible for me to imagine what this family is going through right now. Over the last couple days, several other major fires have caused many injuries – some very serious – and displaced others from their homes. During the holiday season, we all need to be cautious with decorations, electric lights, candles, space heaters and other items. We will continue working with FDNY to promote fire safety, especially during the winter months when there’s an increased risk of fires.”