Authorities in Kings County are responding to reports of a five alarm fire in Brooklyn, New York, Your Content has learned, Your Content is learning.
Update 4:01 p.m.: The fire at 106 Lee Ave in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, has been successfully contained.
Update 1:26 p.m.: A 5th alarm was transmitted at 106 Lee Ave in Brooklyn, New York, with fire spreading across 9 stores.
Update 12:57 p.m.: Car 8 indicates that there are 3 tower ladders and 4 hand lines in operation, with fires in a total of 7 buildings and only exterior operations being conducted.
Initial Report: According to preliminary details from police dispatch communications, firefighters were called to the scene of a blaze sometime after noon today on the 100 block of Lee Avenue.
Initially, the incident was reported as a second-alarm fire, with Battalion Chief 35 noting flames on the first floor.
Within minutes, the severity of the situation escalated, prompting the transmission of a third alarm by Battalion Chief 35. At this stage, Division 11 reported that there were five lines stretched and operating, with water being directed onto the fire. Additionally, the fire had extended to multiple nearby structures, and search and rescue operations were in progress.
By 12:25 p.m., firefighters declared a fourth alarm, indicating the magnitude of the fire’s intensity. As the situation continued to deteriorate, lead firefighters made the critical decision to order all firefighters out of the building, switching to an exterior approach to combat the flames.
As of now, there are no updates on potential injuries or the cause of the fire.
This is a developing breaking news story. It will be updated momentarily.