VIDEO: Building fire in New York took 55 firefighters hours to battle

  • Source: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
  • Published: 11/15/2022 12:00 AM

A two-alarm fire has destroyed a building on Leavenworth Street just behind the Wendy’s on Lake Avenue. Crews were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. and worked for hours putting out the flames. They are still cleaning up debris. Rochester firefighters say they got the call for a report of heavy smoke and flames coming from a one-story commercial building. Crews tried to fight it from the inside but the extreme heat forced them to use hoses and ladder pipes to fight it from the outside. We saw some firefighters being treated by EMTs at the scene. RFD says the fire caused the roof of the building to collapse. “Companies were able to make a push inside, they were able to take attack lines to go inside and try to put the fire out, but once they got inside there was heavy smoke,” said Rochester Fire Department captain David Abdoch.


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