5 firefighters injured in NY 3-alarm warehouse fire

Videos of the scene shared on social media show smoke pouring from the roof and windows as firefighters sprayed down the building from tower ladders


By Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A massive fire tore through a Brooklyn warehouse early Thursday, sending thick dark plumes of smoke streaming from its roof and windows, officials said.

The inferno began inside a restaurant supply warehouse on Monitor St. near Norman Ave. in Greenpoint about 12:30 a.m. More firefighters and relief units were called in to help fight the blaze about 2:30 a.m.

Five firefighters suffered minor injuries as they battled the blaze, which was still going nine hours later., officials said. Two of the firefighters were taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for treatment, an FDNY spokesman said.

Videos of the scene shared on social media show smoke pouring from the roof and the windows as firefighters sprayed down the building from tower ladders.

 

 

Chief of Fire Operations Thomas Richardson said the fire erupted deep inside the building. Danger of a structural collapse forced firefighters to tackle the blaze from outside, he explained.

A cause of the fire was not yet ascertained.

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©2019 New York Daily News

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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