October 10, 1979 - A fire started on a loading dock in a five story 250 X 100 ft Plastic Processing Plant. Burning Magnesium quickly spread the fire throughout the building. A 5th Alarm plus numerous special calls were transmitted for Box number 986, located at Waverly Ave between Atlantic and Fulton Streets in Ft Green Brooklyn. A worker was trapped inside a fifth floor window with window bars. Rescue 2 along with first due companies rescued the trapped worker but he did not survive. Ladder pipes and Tower ladders and numerous handlines were used to fight the fire. Heavy smoke conditions hampered firefighters.
Many master streams are in operation. Photo taken on 10-10-79.
Burning Magnesium caused problems for firefighters. Photo taken on 10-10-79.
Two Tower Ladders and two Ladder pipes along with handlines from exposure number one are attacking the fire. Photo taken on 10-10-79.
Occasionally the flames would show out of windows. Photo taken on 10-10-79.
Firefighters on Ladder 132's turntable direct the ladder pipe. Photo taken on 10-10-79.
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