Firefighters Save Rottweiler From Inferno at Greenpoint Lumber Yard Last Night

© Aaron Showalter / NY Daily News

While you were cozy under your blankets, 200 firefighters worked for over 4 hours to put out an inferno at a lumber yard in Greenpoint early this morning. And they saved a dog! 

According to the Daily News:

Marly Building Supply on Meeker  Ave. and Varick St. burst into flames around 12:30 a.m., FDNY sources said. The flames spread quickly in the tinder-box conditions of the sprawling, block-long lumber and building supplies yard, fire sources said, and released a mountainous plume of smoke that reached hundreds of feet into the sky… 

Approximately 200 firefighters wrestled with fire, which went to a fifth alarm, for over four hours. The fire was placed under control at 4:54 a.m., fire sources said…

There were no civilian injuries reported as of 3:30 a.m. Saturday, but firefighters did save a Rottweiler that appeared to be a guard dog…

The Fire Marshall was investigating the cause of the fire.

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After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!