200 FDNY and EMS Responded to Four-Alarm Fire at Monitor Street Thursday Morning

The four-alarm fire at 259 Monitor St. on Thursday morning resulted in 200 FDNY and EMS to respond to the scene.

A four-alarm fire injured five firefighters at a restaurant supply warehouse on Monitor Street early Thursday morning, multiple news outlets report. No serious injuries resulted.

 

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Approximately 200 firefighters and EMS responded to the fire at 259 Monitor St. at 12:30 a.m. and had difficulty reaching the source of the flames as they battled the fire through the late morning hours, PIX 11 reports. FDNY captured drone footage showing the scale of last night’s fire:

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The call for the flames came in just before 12:30 a.m. and the first fire units arrived on the scene within four minutes, Chief of Fire Operations Thomas Richardson said early Thursday during a news conference.

Richardson said the fire sparked deep inside a restaurant supply warehouse at 259 Monitor St. in Greenpoint. The fire official said the fire was initially difficult to access in the large warehouse with multiple shelving units.

Due to building issues and the firefighters’ safety, units were moved outside, to attack the fire from the exterior, after just an hour working inside the warehouse, Richardson said.

Firefighters were still on scene around Thursday at noon to secure the smoldering warehouse.

Mayor de Blasio tweeted on Thursday afternoon that the area around 259 Monitor St. should be avoided while FDNY finishes their work which includes an investigation into the cause.

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