A massive inferno engulfed a vacant Bath Beach building on Monday evening, sending over 100 firefighters scrambling to contain the blaze.
The fire broke out at 181 Bay 25 St. in a detached home at around 9:05 p.m., and quickly spread through the three floors of the wood-frame structure, according to FDNY officials.
Smoke Eaters quickly classified the blaze as a four-alarm fire, and 145 firefighters worked with a tower ladder and seven hose-lines to knock down the main body of fire.
After an attempt at an aggressive interior attack, FDNY members were withdrawn from the fire building by Battalion Chiefs.
As the flames took over the structure, a significant portion of the building’s roof collapsed while smoke eaters rushed for shelter.
After over two hours, the fire was placed under control at 11:40 p.m.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the FDNY fire marshal office.
By Tuesday morning, a full vacate order was placed on the property, and it was deemed unsafe to be on the premises.