BROOKLYN — A massive fire broke out in a warehouse along the Williamsburg waterfront early Saturday morning, officials said, sending a plume of thick smoke into the air that was visible for miles.
The six-alarm blaze at 5 N 11th Street, near Kent Avenue, broke out at roughly 6 a.m., the FDNY tweeted. Firefighters on land and in fire boats battled the blaze amid freezing temperatures into Saturday afternoon.
No injuries were immediately reported.
A fire earlier Saturday morning was also reported, the Times said. It was not immediately clear whether the two fires were connected.
The city's Office of Emergency Management tweeted that residents should expect traffic delays in the area as first responders battled the blaze.
what in science explains this fireman's hat at the fire in williamsburg pic.twitter.com/9u2VqEXTfC— Taylor J. Wofford (@taylorjwofford) January 31, 2015
Hydrant at the 5-alarm warehouse fire in Brooklyn. FDNY dealing with high-winds & freezing temperatures. pic.twitter.com/iIF8SAZfgD— FDNY (@FDNY) January 31, 2015
FDNY continues to battle 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn warehouse. pic.twitter.com/38x3Bax8nt— FDNY (@FDNY) January 31, 2015
Sun through the smoke of a four-alarm warehouse fire in Williamsburg this morning (n 11th and Kent) pic.twitter.com/EhvLveyeZl— jenni avins (@jenniavins) January 31, 2015
Everything smells like fire in north Williamsburg rn— Lauren Tara LaCapra (@LaurenLaCapra) January 31, 2015
Williamsburg fire when the wind shifts. pic.twitter.com/AGWxZlYLXJ— Sosia Bert (@sosia) January 31, 2015
Fire in Williamsburg on North 11th past the Wythe Hotel. Smoke + some flying embers + strong wind. pic.twitter.com/Gt82czaqEN— Sosia Bert (@sosia) January 31, 2015
Appears to be a major fire just north of The Edge on the Williamsburg waterfront... pic.twitter.com/VVtpqx4rqx— Molly Heintz (@heintzmm) January 31, 2015