Firefighters Fight to Contain 6-Alarm Fire at Brooklyn Warehouse

An aerial view of the fire in Brooklyn. (PHOTO CREDIT: Gary He, Insider Images, via European Pressphoto Agency)




Huge smoke plumes from a six-alarm fire at a Brooklyn storage facility were pouring into Manhattan on Saturday as New York City firefighters battled the blaze amid high winds and freezing temperatures.

“It’s a tough fire, and the weather is taking a toll on the firefighters,” said Michael Parrella, a FDNY spokesman. “It’s still very active.”

Some 200 people including firefighters and emergency medical workers were on the scene. No injuries had been reported at the facility that houses mostly paper goods, Parrella said.

The initial call about the blaze came in at 6:28 a.m. Authorities plan to investigate its cause once the fire is under control. The area around the flames is closed to traffic.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Yamiche Alcindor

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