10 minutes before Shabbos was over the sound of sirens filled the air, and fire trucks were seen rushing from all directions to the scene of a massive fire on Brooklyn Ave. and Rutland Rd. what started out as a smoke condition quickly turned into a Mayday then a Second Alarm Then immediately a Third Alarm.
A fire fighter that was inside checking out the smoke condition got trapped on the second floor and called a Mayday and was then forced to jump, being as high that it was, they positioned the bucket ladder and the fire fighter jumped into it getting lightly injured, numerous other firefighters were injured from smoke inhalation. The fire was particularly hard to put out, due to the fact that it was so badly embedded in the building, time and time again the fire kept coming back from different parts. The fire lasted for over an hour.
Well over 40 Fire Trucks and Ladders responded with even more Ambulances and Special Services Vehicles.
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