NYC Launches Fire Safety Effort in Sandy’s Wake

NEW YORK (AP) -

A first-of-its-kind fire-safety push in New York City began Monday with a focus on senior homes in areas battered by Superstorm Sandy. FDNY representatives will visit homes in Sandy-damaged areas to assess fire safety and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Some 106 fires citywide were attributed to Sandy. That includes 21 fires during the storm and 85 later blazes linked to Sandy’s damage.