A three-alarm fire erupted at the South Street Seaport on Pier 17 in Manhattan, New York City. Multiple marine companies as well as land units teamed up to battle this blaze.
Marc Santora, New York Times
The three-alarm fire began shortly before 4 p.m. and was concentrated around the pier, according to the police and fire officials. It seemed to be under control by 5 p.m. and there were no immediate reports of injuries, the officials said.
James Long, a Fire Department spokesman, said in a telephone call with reporters that 33 units and 140 firefighters responded to a call at 3:52 p.m. reporting a fire at Pier 17. It took about two hours to bring the fire fully under control, he said.
The department used water hoses stretched from trucks, and department vessels streaming water from the East River to fight the flames.
Photo from Tugster
This fire called three of the FDNY’s newest Fire Boats to action.
Photo: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer via Staten Island Advance
The United States Coast Guard has issued a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who made a hoax call on Tuesday.
Responding to a hoax distress call about a sinking yacht with 21 people aboard – including three dead — cost taxpayers at least $88,000, a Coast Guard commander said today.
Planes and helicopters from as far away as Massachusetts responded to a real-sounding distress call Monday afternoon that purported to be from a yacht called “Blind Date.”
The audio from the hoax call was released today.