BROOKLYN
10th ALARM FIRE

 



Video By Joe Scurto and Fred Bacchi
Running time 55 minutes

AT 0534 HRS TUESDAY MAY 2ND, 2006 BROOKLYN BOX 0036 WAS TRANSMITTED.
REPORTED TO BE A WAREHOUSE AT WEST & QUAY STREETS.
UNITS ENROUTE WERE ADVISED THAT CALLS WERE BEING RECEIVED
INDICATING THAT THERE WAS FIRE IN THE WAREHOUSE.

BATTALION 45 WAS ADVISED OF THE CALLS AND THAT A 4TH ENGINE,
AND RESCUE 4, WERE ADDITIONALLY ASSIGNED TO THE
ALREADY THE 3 ENGINES & 2 LADDERS. WITHIN MINUTES THE 10-75
WORKING FIRE SIGNAL WAS TRANSMITTED,
UNITS ALSO REPORTING FIRE THRU THE ROOF.

THE FIRE WAS ORIGIONALLY LOCATED AT THE WESTERN END
OF THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL MARKET. A MIX OF 3 - 4 AND 5 STORY
BRICK HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS.

ESTABLISHED IN 1890 THE WAREHOUSE SAT BETWEEN
WEST STREET ON THE EAST OAK STREET ON THE SOUTH
THE EAST RIVER ON THE WEST AND NOBLE STREET ON THE EAST.

THESE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN ABANDONED FOR OVER 15 YEARS.
A NUMBER OF WINDOWS WERE BOARDED OVER, OR JUST MISSING. THE MULTI BUILDING
COMPLEX HOUSED A NUMBER OF BUSINESS IN IT'S DAY.
ADDITIONALLY, A NUMBER OF WALKWAY & CONVEYER BRIDGES CONNECTED
THESE BUILDINGS WITH SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS, SOME WERE NOT AFFECTED BY THE FIRE.

THE FIRE QUICKLY CONSUMED THE SPRAWLING, 3 ACRES OF MULTI WAREHOUSES
ON THE SITE OF THE OLD GREENPOINT TERMINAL MARKET.

THE FIRE ALSO SPREAD TO ANOTHER COMPLEX OF BRICK AND HEAVY
TIMBER CONSTRUCTION WAREHOUSES COMPLEX, ON THE OAK STREET WHICH WAS ALSO ABANDONED.

IN TOTAL 10 ALARMS WERE TRANSMITTED. BEFORE BRINGING THIS FIRE UNDERCONTROL.

DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE OPERATIONS, OVER 80 PIECES OF APPARATUS, AND 400 FIREFIGHTERS WERE UTILIZED.

THE VIDEO BEGINS WITH THE FIRE IN IT'S EARLIER
STAGES. FIRE CAN BE SEEN AT THE END OF THE NOBLE
STREET SIDE WHERE A FIRE BOAT IS OPERATING. AS THE
FIRE BEGINS TO SPREAD, ADDITIONAL TOWER LADDERS
ARE PLACED INTO OPERATION.

SEE THE EXTREMELY HEAVY FIRE CONDITIONS,
WATCH AS COLLAPSE AFTER COLLAPSE OCCURS.
HEAR ALL THE FIRE GROUND RADIO TRAFFIC.

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