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FDNY battles five-alarm Labor Day warehouse fire in Willets Point

Sep. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry The FDNY was forced to get creative while battling a massive five-alarm fire in Willets Point on Monday night. The blaze broke out in the roof of a Department of Transportation storage facility along the Whitestone Expressway just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 4, according to FDNY. The first units on the scene immediately recognized that there was virtually no water pressure at the remote location so FDNY maritime units drafted water from Flushing Bay to the 60 units that responded bringing 200 firefighters and EMS personnel to the scene at 32-11 Harper Street…
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