On January 30, 2017, Yonkers 911 received several calls for fire in an industrial complex. With fire already visible from a distance, units arrived to find fire out multiple windows on the fourth and fifth floors and quickly set up tower ladders. The fire was located on the end of a several-block-long, 100-year-old, mill-like structure known in the city as the Carpet Shops. This section of the complex housed a woodworking shop, furniture restoration and several contractors’ work spaces. Numerous master streams and ladder pipes were set up and successfully prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the interconnected buildings. After reaching a fourth alarm, the fire was declared under control in just over five hours.
– Fire News photos by Mike Messar