2-alarm fire breaks out at Google's planned NY campus

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries; standpipe problem required firefighters to stretch a line up some of the building’s stairs


By John Annese
New York Daily News

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Fire erupted Monday on the site of tech giant Google’s planned Manhattan office campus.

The blaze broke out about 6:30 p.m. in a construction area on the roof of St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St. on the far western edge of the West Village.

The blaze broke out about 6:30 p.m. in a construction area on the roof of St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St. on the far western edge of the West Village. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
The blaze broke out about 6:30 p.m. in a construction area on the roof of St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St. on the far western edge of the West Village. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)

Firefighters quenched the two-alarm blaze at about 7:20 p.m.

"We had a little bit of trouble getting water on the fire,” said FDNY Deputy Chief William Donleavy.

A problem with a standpipe required firefighters to stretch a water line up some of the building’s stairs, Donleavy said.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries. Fire marshals were still looking into how it started.

Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., plans to build a complex of more than 1.7 million square feet along the Hudson River that includes the Washington St. building.

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©2019 New York Daily News

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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