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The fire allegedly involved a pallet factory. No employee was present at the scene.
This is a Five-Alarm Fire, the most serious alert for an ongoing fire. More than 160 firefighters and about fifty machines are present on site. 7 firefighters would be injured.
This alarm means that the fire is serious and difficult to control. It starts at 1 which is the normal level up to 5, the highest level requiring great means. The area is then closed to traffic, residents evacuated and nearby hospitals can trigger protocols for a possible massive treatment of patients resulting from the fire.
BX 5-ALARM 528 DRAKE ST, COMMERCIAL FIRE IN A JUNKYARD,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) September 7, 2020
Firefighter : 21 Engines, 11 Laders, 6 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Squad Company, 1 Rescue Company, 1 Division Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, 1 RAC Unit, 1 Satellite, 1 Safety Battalion Chief, 1 SOC Battalion Chief, 1 Tactical Support Unit, 1 Field Communications Unit, 1 Field Communications Battalion Chief, 1 Communications Unit, 1 Mask Service Unit, 1 Air Recon Chief, 1 Mobile Command Unit, 1 Planning Section Chief