Dyker Heights Fire Contained after Three and a Half Harrowing Hours
By Yehudit Garmaise
Twelve people in Dyker Heights, unfortunately, have lost their homes after an intense, five-alarm fire, the most extreme, burned for more than three hours last night. After responding to a call just before midnight, the New York Fire Department sent more than 200 firefighters to fight the blaze, the cause of which remains unknown.
One firefighter, whose jacket caught fire, climbed down a ladder to have his flames smothered by other firefighters. Twelve firefighters in all, unfortunately, were afflicted with injuries that are not life-threatening.
The firefighters, thankfully, brought out everyone inside the homes to safety, and no civilians were injured from the blaze, which erupted at 1330 74th Street, and then quickly spread to two neighboring homes, due to last night’s strong winds.
Firefighters fought strong winds, towering flames, and dark clouds of smoke to work together to finally put out the flames at 3:45am.
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