Saturday, January 3, 2009

Massive Response to Fire on Cranberry Street, Brooklyn Heights

At least 20 firefighting vehicles responded to Saturday morning's dramatic fire at 67 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights. The brownstone, owned by Allison Franco, had been undergoing a gut renovation for about a year to convert it from a two-family to a one-family. Neighbors said that no one was living there at the time.

The 1840 house was sold in November of 2007 for 2,800,000, according to Trulia.

Responders parked along Cranberry Street, and also on Henry and Hicks Streets. (Shown above: Henry between Cranberry and Middagh.) Ladder Company 118 is right around the corner on Middagh.

After the fire was extinguished, workmen boarding up the windows said the third floor was basically wiped out.

A wet first-floor entrance way.

Dramatic photos at Chuck Taylor's flickr page.
More comments at the Brooklyn Heights Blog.

Photos by MK Metz

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Anonymous said...

Damn this is awful. Who is the contractor and how did this happen?

ChickenUnderwear said...

I was jogging back to Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday morning. First came the fleet of fire trucks heading to Brooklyn, then I saw the smoke.

A little scary

Anonymous said...

trex plumbing and heating done this assholes.

Anonymous said...

This breaks my heart. I grew up in this house. My Mom lived here as a young woman when it was a rooming house. There were a lot of original features when my folks sold it - black marble fire places on the parlor floor, white marble on the top 2 floors, I think original chandeliers on the parlor floor, original wood shuts on many windows. It needed renovations, but most of the original house was intact. What a shame.

PP1DagT said...

Ah yes, I remember it well! But by the time of the fire renovations were underway. Those features were removed and there was little resemblance to what we knew. Can you imagine a large picture window in the room that was once your bedroom?