Officials investigate massive Hunts Point salvage yard fire as possibly suspicious

Firefighters are still on scene this morning after a salvage yard went up in flames Monday in Hunts Point.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2020, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,359 days ago

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Firefighters are still on scene this morning after a salvage yard went up in flames Monday in Hunts Point.
The flames started around 4:30 p.m. and according to officials, seven firefighters were hurt. Five were treated for minor injuries and two were in serious but stable condition.
The junk yard was destroyed and because firefighters had to use so much water to battle this fire, streets near Drake Street are dealing with bad flooding.
Video footage from Monday shows more than 100 firefighters worked together to put it out.
Crews not only had to make sure that there weren’t fires restarting inside because of the flammable material, but also had to spray down multiple vehicles that engulfed in flames parked by the junk yard.
Officials saying one of their biggest challenges was the size of the building that quickly engulfed in flames, as well as the size of the white smoke, which made visibility even harder. Officials say clouds of smoke could be seen from Brooklyn.
Fire marshals are now investigating the cause of the fire. News 12 is told they believe its suspicious and someone might’ve been behind what happened.


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