Emergency radio broadcasts from a massive fire at an apartment complex in Bayside early Saturday capture dramatic dialogue from firefighters who enter the building and rescue residents as the fire grows in intensity and races through the building.
The first fire units on the scene report that there are at least three apartments on fire and that firefighters are stretching hose lines as they prepare to fight the fire.
At least 14 people were rescued from the massive blaze, which was reported around 12:15 a.m.
The audio was obtained from Broadcastify, a platform for streaming live audio of public safety, aircraft, rail and marine-related communications. The audio reflects about 30 minutes of radio transmissions edited for brevity and elimination of gaps and garbles.
Firefighters inside the structure were breathing through their air masks and are sometimes muffled as they report their locations to commanders who are working to keep track of the crews in the building.
All this is happening as fire breaks through the roof, making conditions extremely dangerous for anyone still inside the building.