The Brooklyn fireteam has fired two shots into the air in a show of defiance against a fire that destroyed a warehouse, a brick factory and a gypsum factory in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
The blaze started in a garbage truck on Sunday night at the warehouse on Fulton Street, a street that runs through the Brooklyn borough, the FDNY said.
The fire was under control by Monday morning and the warehouse and gypsums were repaired and reopened.
It was not immediately clear how the fire began, though it is unclear if it was a gas leak, a fire alarm or an electrical fault.
The Brooklyn Fire Department has called it the deadliest fire in its history.
The warehouse was destroyed, but the gypsalum factory is not expected to be destroyed, fire department spokesman Daniel Jankowski said.