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Video from Todd Maisel taken at a house fire yesterday (Monday) in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn that spread to a second home. Maisel reports the home belongs to relatives of FDNY’s Captain Tim Stackpole who died in the attacks of 9/11. FDNY says the fire was caused by “careless cooking”.
WPIX-TV tells us these were 3-alarm flames (see below). Also below is radio traffic from the fire via NYC Fire Audio.
Fire officials say the blaze started inside a two-story private home on Aster Court in Gerritsen Beach just after 5 p.m., then spread to the two-story home next door. Over 130 firefighters responded, and it was under control by 7 p.m.
Two civilians were taken to Coney Island Hospital in serious condition, and seven firefighter suffered minor injuries.
When they arrived, they quickly found that the flames had reached 3-alarms and two private homes were ablaze.
The heavy fire forced firefighters off of the second floor of one of the homes after a “mayday” call was announced.