According to Associated Press, eight people suffered minor injuries in a fire at NYPD warehouse that houses DNA evidence from crime scenes as well as cars, e-bikes, and motor scooters, police and fire officials said.
The fire at the Erie Basin Auto Pound, a low warehouse situated atop a long, curving breakwater on the Brooklyn waterfront, broke out at around 10:30 a.m., FDNY Chief of Department John Hodgens said.
The fire, which sent a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles, was still going Tuesday afternoon and might take days to bring under control, Hodgens said.
Hodgens said three firefighters, three emergency medical workers, and two civilians suffered minor injuries
Police Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said the facility is used to store DNA evidence from crime scenes as well as e-bikes, motorbikes and cars. It’s mainly evidence but we store other things there as well.
Maddrey said that once the fire is under control, police property specialists will go inside and see what has been destroyed and what can be salvaged. “We don’t know the severity of the damage inside,” he said