FDNY battle 3 alarm fire in Brooklyn warehouse

Kimberly Dole
November 08, 2019 - 9:29 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A three-alarm blaze tears through a large warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn early Friday.

Officials say the blaze broke out at approximately 2:30 a.m. at a building on Van Dam Street and Nassau Avenue.

Firefighters were forced to battle the flames from outside as the roof began to sag making the building unsafe.

"It was a heavy body of fire on arrival, with the deterioration of the roof, so we had to withdraw our people and perform a defensive operation from the exterior," said Wayne Cartwright, FDNY Assistant Chief of Operations.

Over 130 firefighters and EMS responded to the scene.

No injuries have bee reported.

"Right now the wind is not an operational problem," Cartwright said.

The fire did not spread to any other businesses, fire officials said.

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