Three Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries in Blaze at 75 Mott Street

75 Mott Street. Photos: NYC Fire Wire.

According to a report on Channel 11, three firefighters suffered minor injuries during a fire at 75 Mott Street yesterday.  The fire started in a third floor apartment around 4:30 p.m.  and spread to the rest of the floor, but firefighters extinguished the flames quickly.

Investigators said there was a lot of debris in the apartment, piled five feet high. The firefighters tossed a lot of it out windows.  “We need(ed) to remove everything that (was) burning from the apartment, that (was) still smoldering — get it out in the event that the fire lights up again,” deputy fire chief John Esposito said.

Department of Buildings records show three violations at 75 Mott because the boilers had not been inspected.

The photo above is from NYC Fire Wire.