NYC Pier Fire: 'It’s Like French Toast In There'

There was a three-alarm fire yesterday on a pier that housed Sanitation Department trailers, snow plows and employees' gear: "I lost everything, and I just did my laundry, too," one sanitation worker told the Times. Over 100 firefighters responded.

The fire broke out around 3:30 pm yesterday, and by 5 pm most of the fire was under control, thanks to firefighters in scuba gear and on trucks. And besides the snow plows and other Sanitation Department equipment that was destroyed, the department employees lost much of their personal belongings. Robert Febles told the Times, "I lost everything, and I just did my laundry, too. It's like French toast in there right now." He lost jackets, boots and assorted clothing. Bummer, man.

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