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Fire on 74th Street in Bay Ridge Brooklyn

I was walking back home on my way from doing some errands, and noticed a massive plume of smoke from the direction of my block. I walked over, and saw that my there was a massive fire in my neighbor''s row house at 627 74th Street in Bay Ridge, Brookly 11209.

 

I walked up just as the New York Fire Department was also arriving, This was a really terrible fire. The house was engulfed, and the firemen were reaking the windows and hooking up houses at several fire hydrants. They were using a cherry picker to break the second story windows and get on the roof. I saw them carry out my neighbor, and an ambulance took him away. Thankfully, he seemed OK - conscious, speaking and no burns that I could see.

 

A massive crowd gathered to watch. I noticed the elderly woman who lies in the house show up midway through this, noticeably upset by what she saw. I also found out that the cats living in the house were missing.

 

The NYFD showed up fast, and put the fire out quickly which stopped it from spreading to the other connected row houses. I happened to have my point and shoot in my back pocket, so I documented the fire as local news. This all went down on Thursday September 22, 2022 in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, around 1:30 pm.

 

My thoughts are defintely with my neighbors, and their family, I hope they are physically well and can recover from the fire and the loss of their home.

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Taken on September 22, 2011