NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 140 firefighters were battling a terrifying blaze in a Greenpoint, Brooklyn home from Sunday night into Monday morning, NBC reports. (" 'Massive' Fire Tears Through Greenpoint Home; No Injuries: FDNY, February 15, 2016). According to the report, the fire started at 47 Diamond Street around 11pm before spreading to two adjacent buildings. Witnesses stated that they saw embers swirling in the air as firefighters told them to stand back. There were additional reports of explosions as it took until 1:30 in the morning for firefighters to get the massive laze under control.
Officials stated that four people, including two firemen, suffered minor injuries. The FDNY said that the damage on all three buildings was substantial enough that they would have to be demolished. While all three buildings had been occupied, it was not known how many residents would be displaced by the fire. The street was reportedly like an ice rink in the morning given all the water that was used to put out the fire. Investigators will now try to determine the cause of the fire.
"Firstly, I think we should all commend the brave men and women of the FDNY," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "They are among the few who run toward danger, and their actions managed to prevent any serious injuries or deaths despite a fire of such a magnitude. We are thankful that everyone survived and are hopeful that in the days and weeks that come that anyone affected will be as back to normal as possible."
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