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Two-alarm fire erupts at Coney Island power plant

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a Coney Island power plant on Thursday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The roof of a Coney Island power plant went up in flames on Thursday morning, sending dozens of firefighters rushing to the scene as plumes of black smoke filled the morning sky. 

The inferno broke out at a two-story building housing a steam power plant at 2701 W. Sixth St, and around 100 FDNY smoke eaters were battling the two-alarm blaze by 9:17 am. 

Onlookers watched in awe as the thick black fumes rose high into the sky, becoming visible from miles away, according to video shared on the Citizen app.

Smoke Rising From Two-Alarm Power Plant Fire @CitizenApp

2701 W 6th St 9:23:01 AM EDT

The FDNY remained at the power plant between Shore Parkway and Neptune Avenue for over an hour — saying the fire was “under control” at around 10:28 am. 

No injuries were reported during the incident, according to authorities, who said the blaze was mostly localized to the building’s roof rather than inside the structure. 

The cause of the fire remains unclear, and an investigation is pending.

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