Regional Briefs – June 19, 2017

Firefighters Turn Yellow Fighting Fire at Hair Dye Co.

PATERSON, N.J. – Firefighters turned a vibrant yellow while fighting a blaze at a hair dye facility Sunday afternoon, NJ.com reported. They had to be decontaminated after successfully containing a fire at the Passaic Color and Chemical Co.

Perth Amboy Fire Chief Dies Suddenly

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. – Authorities are investigating the death of Perth Amboy’s fire chief, Abraham Pitre, who died suddenly Saturday at age 44, the Home News Tribune reported. Pitre, a 24-year fire veteran, was the city’s first Hispanic chief.

NYPD Beefs Up Presence at Mosques After London Attack

NEW YORK – The NYPD beefed up security near mosques around New York City “out of an abundance of caution” Monday following a London attack where a driver plowed into worshippers, The Associated Press reported.

Playland Pool to get Nearly $10 Million Upgrade

RYE, N.Y. – Westchester lawmakers on Monday OKed nearly $10 million to renovate the pool at the county-owned Playland amusement park, the Journal News reported. This is part of a deal to hand the 90-year-old pool to a private company.

Worker Dies After Falling 3 Stories Off Brooklyn Building

BROOKLYN – A 58-year-old construction worker died tragically Sunday after falling three stories off scaffolding on an East Flatbush building, the Daily News reported. The city’s Buildings Department is investigating.

Man Sues NYC After Drunkenly Fleeing Ambulance

NEW YORK – A drunk who says NYC didn’t prevent him from unbuckling himself and jumping out of a moving ambulance is suing, The Associated Press reported. Yaugeni Kralkin, 54, had to be forced into the ambulance by police.

Teen Killed When Bulldozer Runs Over Him

HAMLIN, N.Y. – A teenager driving a bulldozer Thursday was killed when the machine somehow ran over him, The Associated Press reported. Gino Valle was 19.