FDNY battles fires in Bay Ridge, Gravesend

Brooklyn Currents | 9/09/2013 | 0 comments

A two-family home in Bay Ridge was engulfed in flames early Monday morning, Sept. 9. The cause remained unknown by this posting; arson was not suspected, investigators said.

The fire broke out at 71 Dahlgreen Place shortly before 2 a.m. and almost spread to the house next door. Firefighters brought the blaze under control by about 4:30 a.m.

Home in Bay Ridge was gutted by flames
"The fire was located in the second floor up into the attic, into the rear and the collapse was in the rear portion of the building, partial collapse kind of leaned two into the bottom, into the first floor," said FDNY Deputy Chief Richard Howe.

"The back was all on fire, when I opened the door first the flame came this way I just ran out and ran across the yard, climbed a fence and got out," said Michael Nickolson, one of the homeowners.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. No residents were hurt.

The evening before (Sunday, Sept. 8),  firefighters battled a blaze at Gravesend Neck Road and East 22nd Street that reportedly began in the Tsimes deli.

The fire broke out shortly before 9 p.m. in the deli and spread to the apartments above, the FDNY said. It was brought under control about 9:45.
There were no reported injuries.

The cause was unknown as of this posting.

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