2006-08-10 / Other News

Smoke - And Fire - On The Water


        
        
          
            
        
          
            It took at least 60 firefighters to handle 
            this spectacular "all hands" fire at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club 
            late Saturday, a Fire Department spokesman said. One boat owner and 
            two firefighters were injured. The blaze was declared under control 
            just after midnight.  Exclusive photo by Seth 
            Gottfried    
            It took at least 60 firefighters to handle this spectacular "all hands" fire at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club late Saturday, a Fire Department spokesman said. One boat owner and two firefighters were injured. The blaze was declared under control just after midnight.  Exclusive photo by Seth Gottfried Two firefighters and one civilian were injured when two boats berthed at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club burst into fire last week. A Fire Department spokesman said the blaze broke out at 11:44 p.m. on August 2. Within minutes, Battalion 58, Engine Co. 257 and Ladder Co. 170 personnel arrived at the site, Seaview Avenue and Paerdegat Avenue North. Police from the 69th Precinct said emergency personnel had to cut through the large iron gate fronting the property before they could address the fire. Other companies were called to support local firefighters when the fire was declared an "all hands," during which time at least 60 firefighters were involved.
The fire was declared under control at 12:28 a.m. August 3. The spokesman said the two firefighters and a male owner of one of the burned boats were taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment of "minor" injuries.        Charles Rogers

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