Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Seven Alarm Fire In Brooklyn

Brooklyn - A five-alarm fire broke out in a vacant two-story factory in Cypress Hills Monday afternoon, FDNY officials said. The blaze at 3250 Fulton St., a few blocks from the Crescent Street J train station, was sparked about 3:25 p.m. The building occupies an entire block stretching from Fulton to Atlantic Avenue between Crescent Street and Euclid Avenue.

More than 200 firefighters were battling the fire well into the evening, FDNY officials said just before 9 p.m.
There were no injuries immediately reported.

"It smelled like chemicals burning," said Al Braide, who works a few blocks away at a real estate company. "The whole place got dark."

Judy Grannum, whose apartment's backyard faces the building, said her family had to leave their house because of the smell.

"We came out and saw black smoke and a lot of fire," she said. "The whole place was black back there, going straight up."

{NewYorkBuffMedia Newsroom - Photos by: FDNY Press}

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