Sunday, June 22, 2008
Photo: Bill Tompkins, FireRescue1.com
General Alarm - Fulton St. lumber yard fire - Aug. 13, 2006``Firefighters faced a heavy fire condition, water problems, access problems and many exposure problems,'' according to FireRescue1.com.
"After an aggressive interior attack, companies were forced to evacuate the building and operate from the exterior as the structure became fully involved on the top floor," according to firehouse.com.
Winds turned a house fire into a conflagration - destroying three dwellings, damaging six others and leaving 55 people homeless, The New York Times said. The general alarm fire started at about 2:05 p.m. in a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame row house, Battalion Chief Edward McLaughlin told The Times.