March 01, 1996 - Manhattan Box 725 was transmitted for a 5 story commercial building fire located at 8th Ave & W.36 Street in Midtown, Manhattan. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was showing. The building had been renovated over the years with numerous changes in the buildings tenants. The building had numerous sub-divisions. It was hard for firefighters to get to the seat of the fire. There was an incredible smoke condition coming from the building, enveloping Manhattan. Five Tower Ladder were set up in the front of the fire building and one in the rear. An exterior attack went on for hours.

An Incredible smoke condition lasted for hours. I waited for more than an hour, never seeing any flames. I left about 8:00am and went to work. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Two Tower ladder were in operation in front of the fire building. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

The view from the Corner of the block. Smoke coud be seen for miles. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Three Tower ladder in operation with another setting up. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Five Tower Ladder are in operation. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Thick acrid smoke blanketed Manhattan. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

The view from the other side of the fire. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

The exposure 2 side of the building. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

The view of the fire building with the extreme smoke condition from the roof of a building across the street. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

A tower ladder is operating on the rear of the fire building. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

The Command Post in front of the fire building. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

A firefighter using a transit is watching the fire building for movment. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

Conditions remained the same for hours. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

6 Alarms were were needed before the fire was brought under control. Photo taken on March 01, 1996.

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