Firefighters continue to battle massive 7-alarm fire at Williamsburg storage facility

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle 7-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) - More than 200 firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at a Brooklyn storage facility Saturday evening.

Firefighters initially responded to a sprinkler alarm around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning at City Storage on North 11th Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. After they determined that everything was taken care of, they left the building in the hands of the building managers, according to the FDNY.

They were called back to the storage facility around 6:30 a.m. to battle a massive blaze, which was upgraded to a 7-alarm fire as of 2:45 p.m. The storage facility takes up an entire city block.

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Firefighters continue to battle massive 7-alarm fire at Williamsburg storage facility
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
In this image provided by PIX11, firefighters can be seen battling the Brooklyn blaze
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
More than 200 firefighters were battling a massive fire at a Brooklyn storage facility Saturday.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Smoke blocks the sun as Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: A woman covers her face as Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
In this image provided by PIX11, a massive 7-alarm fire burns a warehouse in Brooklyn.
In this image provided by PIX11, a massive 7-alarm fire burns a warehouse in Brooklyn.
In this image provided by PIX11, firefighters can be seen battling the Brooklyn blaze
In this image provided by PIX11, firefighters can be seen battling the Brooklyn blaze
In this image provided by PIX11, firefighters can be seen battling the Brooklyn blaze
In this image provided by PIX11, firefighters can be seen battling the Brooklyn blaze
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Multiple engine and ladder companies, as well as a department fire boat, responded to combat the fire at the four-story building in Williamsburg. An FDNY spokesperson said the blaze will take more time to put out.

Heavy smoke from the massive fire can be seen from Manhattan across the East River. Neighbors in surrounding areas reported overwhelming smells of burning plastic.

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