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Lloyd Mitchell:Workers in Queens and Brooklyn

 

Photojournalist and contributor Lloyd Mitchell is in New York City this week and he brought a black cloud with him. Below are video and photos from workers in Queens and Brooklyn.

A four alarm fire ripped through A and J Scrap mental in Queens.

Queens 4th alarm fire at A and J Scrap Metal from Lloyd Mitchell on Vimeo.

On Monday, 17 December, Box 8820 was transmitted for the junk yard fire at J & J Auto Wrecking, 95-49 Tuckerton Street. It turned out, as reported by STATter911, the business is connected to the infamous mobster John Gotti, “Burning up Gotti. Mobster’s family connected to junk yard that burned in Queens today.”

Battalion 50 reported heavy fire and special called an additional engine and tower ladder above the 10-75. The second alarm followed and then Division 13 special calling another tower ladder. The third alarm was transmitted after Battalion 50 reported fire extension into Exposure 2. The first engine and truck on the second alarm were directed to this, a one-story commercial building.

Division 13 had three tower ladders and two Stangs in operation as he requested another two ladder companies, one to be a tower ladder. Car 8, the Staten Island Borough Commander arrived and requested the fourth alarm. A few additional special calls were made to replace the FAST truck and for relief. Car 9, the Queens Borough Commander arrived and later reported the Probably Will Hold and Under Control. Squad Company 270 operated on the 10-75 and Squad Company 288 on the special call for hazmat companies.

 

On Wednesday 19 December, Box 2101 was transmitted for fire at 9 Newport Street in the 58th Battalion. Companies reported fire on both floors of a two-story multiple dwelling. An additional engine and truck were special with the fire being “doubtful.”

A second alarm was struck for a fire in a mixed occupancy in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn 2nd alarm from Lloyd Mitchell on Vimeo.

On Wednesday 19 December, Box 2101 was transmitted for fire at 9 Newport Street in the 58th Battalion. Companies reported fire on both floors of a two-story multiple dwelling. An additional engine and truck were special with the fire being “doubtful.”

A second alarm was transmitted followed by a report from Division 15 of four lines in operations and the fire being darkened down. The Deputy Assistant Chief of Operations, Car 4 Charlie, arrived and later reported all visible fire knocked down and searches in progress. Another special call brought an additional truck to the scene.

Information courtesy of NYCFire.net

Read more of Lloyd Mitchell's fireground photography articles here.

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