Warehouse Fire
Firefighters continued to fight an ongoing warehouse fire on Feb. 1, 2015.Seth Wenig—AP
Warehouse Fire
Warehouse Fire
Warehouse fire in Brooklyn, New York
Six-Alarm Fire Rages On Brooklyn's Waterfront
Six-Alarm Fire Rages On Brooklyn's Waterfront
Members of the New York Fire Department battle a six alarm fire in a storage facility on the waterfront of the East River in New York
Six-Alarm Fire Rages On Brooklyn's Waterfront
Warehouse fire in Brooklyn, New York
Firefighters continued to fight an ongoing warehouse fire on Feb. 1, 2015.
Seth Wenig—AP
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Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze Amid Freezing Temperatures in NYC

Jan 31, 2015

Around 270 firefighters and emergency medical services personnel were working to contain a seven-alarm fire on the New York City waterfront Saturday.

The blaze, which engulfed a storage building in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, cast thick, black smoke across the New York City skyline.

Firefighters are expected to be on the scene for days and possibly weeks, a FDNY spokesperson told TIME. Attempts to contain the fire were hampered by sub-freezing temperatures and high gusts of wind.

The fire is the largest the FDNY has battled since a 2006 fire at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, also in Brooklyn.

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