Major Fire in King's Plaza Parking Garage

Major Fire in King's Plaza Parking Garage

5102 Avenue U – Mill Basin, Brooklyn

September 17th, 2018


  • 2:15:01 am
    The NYPD reports they have a suspect in custody for questioning.
  • 1:35:45 am
    The Level 1 Mobilization has been terminated.
  • 9:12:10 pm
    Following an investigation, the NYPD has labeled the fire suspicious and is searching for a person of interest.
  • 6:08:37 pm
    The Level 1 Mobilization has been reactivated, asking officers to return to the scene.
  • 5:53:09 pm
    Police are terminating the Level 1 Mobilization.
  • 3:51:02 pm
    Over 100 cars were reportedly engulfed in the blaze.
  • 3:47:29 pm
    Firefighters report that they are continuing to investigate the parking lot, but the fire has been declared under control.
  • 3:44:23 pm
    Firefighters have declared the fire to be under control.
  • 3:12:33 pm
    Fire officials report that crews are checking the structural stability of the parking garage and initial estimates of over 120 cars being involved in the fire.
  • 2:58:55 pm
    FDNY Command is requesting a seventh alarm to be transmitted for additional units and assistance to the scene.
  • 2:57:24 pm
    FDNY Officials report that the main body of fire has been extinguished but operations are still continuing and multiple resources are still responding for assistance as well.
  • 2:54:28 pm
    Fire command is requesting four additional ladder companies to the scene.
  • 2:46:19 pm
    Police are activating a Level 1 Mobilization, assigning additional units to the scene to assist the FDNY in securing lanes for firefighters.
  • 2:46:00 pm
    NYPD Officers are requesting a Level 1 Mobilization to bring in multiple additional resources to assist with traffic control.
  • 2:33:18 pm
    The FDNY Hazardous Materials EMS Battalion Chief is requesting additional specialty apparatus to the scene.
  • 2:32:29 pm
    FDNY Medical Branch resources report that they have 16 injured firefighters ranging from mild to moderate severity and 2 injured civilians as well.
  • 2:29:16 pm
    FDNY Medical Branch Director report they have a total patient count of 18 with mild injuries and smoke inhalation at this time.
  • 2:22:15 pm
    FDNY Foam Apparatus are beginning to arrive on scene from throughout the city, Crews will use specialty firefighting foam to clear up and extinguish any remaining fire.
  • 2:05:41 pm
    FDNY Fire command has ordered all firefighters out of the building and crews are working from elevated platforms or large diameter hoses to shoot water inside of the structure.
  • 1:56:52 pm
    FDNY Fire command reports that two firefighters declared "Maydays" (Emergency calls for help) while fighting the fire, both firefighters were rescued almost immediately and have sustained no injuries.
  • 1:52:52 pm
    FDNY Command has now transmitted a Sixth Alarm fire designation for this incident, This is now a major fire incident.
  • 1:52:14 pm
    The FDNY Aerial Reconnaissance Chief has arrived onto the scene in an NYPD helicopter and is providing additional overhead support, FDNY Command is requesting an additional five engine companies to the scene.
  • 1:49:30 pm
    FDNY Marine Units are arriving on scene with their "big Boats" and are attempting to access the rear of the building.
  • 1:43:24 pm
    Representatives from the NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYC Department of Health and others are arriving on scene as well.
  • 1:43:01 pm
    FDNY Command is requesting an additional FAST (Firefighter Assistance and Survival Truck), Rescue Company, Squad Company, and additional marine units to respond to the major alarm fire.
  • 1:39:30 pm
    FDNY Fire command has transmitted a 5th alarm and requests FDNY Fire Commanders from FDNY Headquarters to the scene, FDNY Chief of Department and the FDNY Deputy Commissioner is responding to the scene.
  • 1:33:09 pm
    NYPD Aviation and Harbor have been requested to respond and assist as well.
  • 1:32:28 pm
    The FDNY Field Communications Unit, FDNY Command Tactical Unit, and other specialized FDNY resources are arriving on scene. The FDNY is launching a battalion chief inside of an NYPD Helicopter to assist as well as an Aerial Reconnaissance Chief.
  • 1:27:09 pm
    Users show FDNY and NYPD marine units arriving on the scene now.
  • 1:23:25 pm
    FDNY Fire command is now requesting a fourth alarm, Bringing in even more additional units to assist.
  • 1:22:19 pm
    FDNY Fire apparatus from throughout the city are being called into Brooklyn to assist with covering fires and other calls that may come in.
  • 1:21:09 pm
    Police on scene advise no one is injured at this time.
  • 1:21:05 pm
    Multiple fire apparatus from throughout the remaining four boroughs of NYC are being moved into Brooklyn to assist with fire coverage and providing services for other calls that may come in.
  • 1:17:46 pm
    FDNY Marine Company #6 "Bravest" Is being requested to respond to the fire and assist with extinguishment and water supply from the water.
  • 1:04:02 pm
    FDNY Fire command is now requesting a third alarm and is bringing in additional specialty units and apparatus to respond to the blaze.
  • 1:02:58 pm
    The New York City Office of Emergency Management reports that residents should expect heavy traffic and multiple emergency vehicles throughout the area, as well windows should be closed to avoid the acrid black smoke.
  • 12:55:32 pm
    FDNY Fire command has requested a second alarm assignment to be dispatched for assistance, Crews report they are having trouble accessing the fire and no water has been used to extinguish the blaze yet.
  • 12:54:01 pm
    FDNY Command is requesting representatives from Con Edison Electric to the scene as well as a Marine Unit Battalion Chief.
  • 12:50:36 pm
    FDNY Car 3, Chief of Department James E. Leonard, FDNY Marine units are being dispatched to the fire to assist.
  • 12:47:09 pm
    FDNY Fire command reports that firefighters are using two hose lines to combat the blaze at this time and there is water on the fire.
  • 12:45:53 pm
    FDNY Firefighters report that the fire is growing to additional vehicles and units will need to access the parking garage on foot as fire apparatus will not fit inside.
  • 12:44:24 pm
    The address reported for this incident has changed to 5102 Avenue U.
  • 12:43:24 pm
    Multiple Users show heavy, thick black smoke throughout the area and FDNY Firefighters are requesting units to expedite their response.
  • 12:42:22 pm
    FDNY Firefighters are on scene and are confirming numerous cars on fire in Kings Plaza Parking area #2, additional units are being requested to respond to assist.
  • 12:41:56 pm
    Incident reported at Kings Plaza Parking Deck.

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