FDNY Battles Five-Alarm Blaze at Bushwick Building

NY Post - February 01, 2019

by Amanda Woods

A massive five-alarm blaze ravaged a Brooklyn building early Thursday, officials said.

The inferno broke out around 4 a.m. in a commercial building on Vernon Avenue near Stuyvesant Avenue in Bushwick.

Plumes of fire and smoke could be seen breaking through the roof of the building.

Firefighters initially tried to battle the flames from inside the building, but the conditions were so intense that they needed to back out, ABC 7 reported.

Buses were brought in to help warm the some 200 firefighters who took turns fighting the blaze in the single-digit temperatures, the station reported.

No injuries were reported, the FDNY said in a tweet about three hours after the fire began.

The cause was not immediately known.