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FDNY extinguishes 3-alarm fire overnight in Williamsburg

Officials say the building at 291 Manhattan Ave. caught on fire Friday night and spread to the nearby Fortunato Brothers Bakery.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2022, 3:08 PM

Updated 838 days ago

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The FDNY responded to a three-alarm fire in Williamsburg overnight.
Officials say the building at 291 Manhattan Ave. caught on fire Friday night and spread to the nearby Fortunato Brothers Bakery.
Video shows smoke rolling out of the three-story building just before 1:30 a.m.
The FDNY says the flames started in the residential building before it spread to the bakery just after 3:15 a.m.
Authorities say 138 emergency service responders and FDNY firefighters helped get the flames under control in just under two hours.
The FDNY says after inspections, they determined that neither of the buildings are in danger of imminent collapse.
Full vacate orders have been issued to residents in the building that caught fire. According to the Department of Buildings, the American Red Cross is helping to relocate them.


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