Fighting a fire means climbing high in DUMBO

July 5, 2017 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photos by Mary Frost
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As fun-seekers poured into DUMBO hoping to get a good seat for the Macy’s fireworks display at roughly 6 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Brooklyn’s Ladder Company 118 scaled a six-story loft building at 57 Jay St. to extinguish a fire reported on a lower floor.

A crowd gathered on the sidewalk below to watch the firefighters, with air cylinders strapped to their backs, climb to a dizzying height, and then swing off the ladder onto the roof at the top.

Afterwards, members of the company lined up to feed the hoses back onto the truck. 

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