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Brooklyn, NY - Health Warning Issued For Williamsburg Warehouse Fire

Published on: February 1, 2015 09:28 AM
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Fire at storage space at N11th street and Wythe avenue Williamsburg Brooklyn NY (Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Fire at storage space at N11th street and Wythe avenue Williamsburg Brooklyn NY (Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)

Williamsburg, NY - New York City health officials are advising people who are downwind of a massive warehouse fire to stay inside.

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Hundreds of firefighters are battling the 7-alarm fire that started Saturday morning in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Fire Department officials say crews will be at the scene of the fire for two to three weeks.

The city Health Department says anyone who lives near the fire or downwind of it should stay inside and keep windows closed.

Health officials say air quality has been affected and people with respiratory ailments may have difficulty breathing.

No serious injuries have been reported from the fire. One person was treated for smoke inhalation.



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 Feb 01, 2015 at 09:38 AM Mazal1 Says:

How convineant, this site will now become a housing project and developer will not have to pay for the tear down. This is a set up and a planned disaster .

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 Feb 01, 2015 at 10:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Mazal1 Says:

How convineant, this site will now become a housing project and developer will not have to pay for the tear down. This is a set up and a planned disaster .

I love how you burp out your assumptions I'm somebody else's expense! I would be embarrassed of myself for saying that! A guy loses his entire business and you are busy with your baseless, hypocritical assumptions!

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 Feb 01, 2015 at 12:29 PM Wrong Mazel Says:

Not as likely as you think.
This is a prime property, that was and remains true. Likely uses include luxury housing with extra units to be built in exchange for allowing extra space.
I think there are still demo expenses involved.

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 Feb 01, 2015 at 01:00 PM ELEPHANT Says:

Can anyone explain why they need to fight this fire and not let it burn out ?

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