Five apartments were badly scorched and many more damaged in the fire on W. 109th St., FDNY said.
The 87-year-old victim died in the pre-dawn fire at 900 W. 190th St. in Hudson Heights.
The fire at 427 E. 80th Street spread from the basement all the way to the roof, the FDNY said.
The predawn fire started in a store near West 29th Street.
Olga Bates, who was "fun-loving and independent," was looking forward to Thanksgiving, relatives said.
More than 100 firefighters responded to a blaze at 80 Rugby Road on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
Firefighters fought the Breezy Point blaze for hours, FDNY said.
Dozens of firefighters fought the predawn blaze at 17 E. 184th St. Monday.
D'Amico Foods was evacuated Wednesday when a fire started in the shop's coffee roaster.
The blaze sparked at 135 East 39th Street, near Third and Lexington avenues, about 11:30 a.m.
There were three firefighters among the injured in the blaze at 2727 University Avenue Wednesday night.
Sixty firefighters responded to 1545 St. Johns Place Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said.
Police said they got reports of looting at 639 West 207th Street following a fire.
The families are without homes after a fire tore through their W. 207th Street building Saturday.
A fire tore through an Inwood apartment building Saturday night, injuring four, officials said.
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