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Dangerous t-storms hits NYC area on 7/26 includes causing fire in Brooklyn

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More than 200 firefighters battled a monster fire on the roof of an apartment building in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.


The fire at 665 New York Avenue in Flatbush was first reported around 10:30 a.m. and quickly escalated to 7 alarms.


The fire was ruled under control by 2 p.m. Authorities believe a lightning strike started the fire.


Firefighters are on the roof making a trench cut to get to the fire, authorities said.


More than 200 firefighters were on the scene, officials said.


At least 24 firefighters and 1 civilian suffered minor injuries. One of the firefighters said to be suffering from chest pains was in more serious condition.




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Here's my video of the blaze:


I'll post up pictures later.

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And that was a small part of this violent storm system. Much of NY state and Northeast was affected.



1) 61-year-old man was killed when lightning caused scaffolding at a Cobble Hill Brooklyn church to collapse on him during the storm. .



2)Torando in Elmira, NY(*west of Binghamton, NY) nearly 200 miles from NYC.


3)Metro North suspended service for while on Harlem Line between White Plains and Southeast/Wassic.


4)nearly 30,000 customers in Ducthess and Ulster Counties are in the dark. No electric power


5)Ditto for thousands more in Long Island, North Jersey and Fairfield County, Ct.

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Maybe the parts of VS south of the LIRR, but the northern part took it well, other than the poor souls who live near horrible storm drains that always overflow.

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