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Brooklyn Structure Fire Goes to Three Alarms

By FDNY DEPUTY ASSISTANT CHIEF JOHN SARRACCO, Correspondent | May 02, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050422106

BROOKLYN, NY - A little after 7:00 A.M. on May 2nd, we received a call for fire at 5401 7th Avenue in Brooklyn.

Units found heavy fire on the first floor, with extension to the second floor and the top floor and cock-loft area, which is the space between the roof on the top floor ceiling. We had to stretch multiple hose lines to combat this stubborn fire. Our units did a great job extinguishing this fire. We had 150 FDNY fire and EMS personal on scene. We had one minor injury to a civilian and one minor injury to a firefighter.

We found several scooters inside the building. When these scooters are involved in fire, the batteries can overheat and cause spontaneous combustion. The fire department procedure is to pull them out of the building and turn them over to our Hazardous Materials unit. The FDNY Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.