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Recalling the I-95 Tour Bus Disaster — CERT Volunteers Were There

In the early morning hours of March 12, a tour bus accident occurred on I-95 on the outskirts of New York City. The bus had been returning to New York’s Chinatown from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut with 31 passengers, mostly Chinese tourists, when the crash happened.

You done us proud!

A seven-alarm fire was raging at 283 Grand Street, a six-story building in Chinatown. Flames were shooting 20 to 30 feet in the air and more than 60 Fire Department vehicles were converging on the scene. It was not long before two adjoining buildings — 285 and 289 — were in flames.