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Commercial Structure Fire
During the recovery, four firefighters—out of the dozens from multiple departments—suffered heat-related illnesses.
There’s no immediate word as to the man’s identity or why he was inside the establishment at that hour.
See the FDNY operate at a 10-76 high-rise fire.
Two firefighters were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third received a burn to his arm and was treated on scene.
Crews responded around 3:30 p.m. to the building–in the Florence neighborhood, on the 1000 block of East 60th Street–that’s believed to be a metal furnishings manufacturing firm.
On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility.
The private contractor sprayed the foam for about three hours Tuesday at the Chemtool Inc. factory near Rockton, despite concerns raised by government regulators.