The four-alarm fire started in a first-floor apartment on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway just before 2:30 a.m.
The flames quickly spread up through a pipe chase to the fourth floor of the five-story building
BROOKLYN - A massive five-alarm inferno blazed in Bed-Stuy Thursday morning, according to the FDNY.
The fire erupted in a commercial building near Vernon and Stuyvesant avenues at about 4 a.m., the FDNY said.
NEW YORK CITY - On behalf of all UFA members, we extend our deepest sympathies to FF Steven Pollard's family, friends, and his fellow firefighters at Engine 257, Ladder 170 and Battalion 58.
Steven truly epitomized what it means to be one of 'New York's Bravest' and will be dearly missed.
To date, there are more than 1,400 FDNY members who are veterans or military reservists.
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PRESIDENT GERARD FITZGERALD