New York’s Bravest battle Greenwood Heights blaze • Brooklyn Paper

New York’s Bravest battle Greenwood Heights blaze

A fire tore through the top floor of a Fifth Avenue building in Greenwood Heights Tuesday.
Photo by Colin Mixson

New York’s Bravest rushed to battle a blaze that ripped through the top floor of a Greenwood Heights building on Tuesday.

Residents called 911 after smelling smoke in their second-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue near 24th Street at 7:11 p.m., and 100 fire fighters rushed to quell the blaze, according to a spokesman for the department.

The smoke eaters managed to drown the flames by 8 p.m., and were able to trace the source of the fire to a crawlspace between the apartment’s second-floor ceiling and the roof, according to Deputy Chief James McNally, who commanded the operation.

Fire damage visible through a second-floor window.
Photo by Colin Mixson

The fire did not cause any injuries, and its cause remains under investigation, McNally said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
A hundred fire fighters turned out to battle Tuesday’s blaze.
Photo by Colin Mixson

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