Over 200 firefighters were still battling a blaze that broke out at a storage facility on the Williamsburg waterfront this morning.
According to the fire department, the blaze started at the block-long CitiStorage building at 74 North 11th Street shortly before 6:30 a.m.; seven hours later, at 1:30 p.m., it’s still being classified as a six-alarm fire.
CitiStorage is a record management and storage facility whose clients are said to include the City of New York. The city had been trying to acquire its plot off of Kent Avenue in order to expand the adjacent Bushwick Inlet Park.
There’ve been no reported injuries in the fire, but many a dramatic photo and video posted to social media. We’ve gathered some of them for you here.
Update, 2:55 p.m. The blaze has now been upgraded to a seven-alarm fire, meaning there are over 240 firefighters on the scene. Still no injuries reported.
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