Arctic Cold To Bring Record Lows To Parts Of U.S., Sixty Residents Evacuated After Massive Inferno

Arctic Cold To Bring Record Lows To Parts Of U.S.

Forecasters say it will be a very cold start to the New Year across much of the country. An outbreak of arctic air is setting record lows in the upper Midwest and northern Plains. That comes as wind chill warnings and advisories in parts of the Northeast are in effect, where wind chills of 20 to 40 degrees below zero are expected. Subzero temperatures are likely in the northern Plains, upper Midwest, Great Lakes, upstate New York and New England. Daytime high temperatures in those areas will likely be in the single-digits.

Sixty Residents Evacuated After Massive Inferno

Sixty people are without a home this morning after a massive inferno in Aspen Hill. Montgomery County officials say the Crystal Spring Apartments caught fire around 9:00 last night and quickly reached three-alarms. A faulty furnace in a garden level unit sparked the blaze. No one was injured, but 30 adults and 30 children were forced out of their homes.

Deadly Bronx Fire Blamed On Child Playing With Stove

A deadly apartment building fire in the Bronx is being blamed on a young child playing with a stove. More than a dozen people were killed in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called “an unspeakable tragedy.” He also said the death toll could rise with more than a dozen others injured, several of the victims were listed in critical condition. New York City Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro says flames quickly spread up the stairwell of the five-story apartment building, trapping residents. Several of the more than 200 firefighters who responded are among the injured.

Man Shot, Tossed Out Of Moving Car

Police say a DC man was shot then pushed out of a moving car on the I-295. Armani Coles was found along the highway near State Road 50 last night with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating where the shooting took place and asking with anyone with to come forward.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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