Four-alarm blaze in Greenpoint
by Andrew Shilling
Mar 19, 2014 | 588 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fire on Humboldt Street
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Smoke came billowing out of the recycling plant at 860 Humboldt St. in Greenpoint last night, Tue., March 18, resulting in a four-alarm response from the FDNY.

Firefighters first got the call at 7:01 p.m., with reports of thick smoke emitting from the 75-foot-by-200-foot, class three fireproof building, according to FDNY officials.

“We transmitted a working fire at 7:04 p.m.,” the representative said.

A second engine was called at 7:11 p.m., a third at 7:27 p.m. and the fourth at 8:55 p.m., the FDNY reported.

One firefighter on scene said they got the call just 10 minutes before responding, and reflected on fighting a similar fire at the same location 10 years earlier.

“With a building like that, in general, you’d probably have a lot of combustible materials, so it could be difficult,” the representative added.

Officials reported the fire was under control by 8:49 a.m. on Wed. morning.
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