5-Alarm Fire Rips Through 1486 Watson

Dense billowing smoke darkened the sky as flames rose from the building’s top floor.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Firefighters combated a raging 5-alarm fire at a 3-story building at 1486 Watson Avenue on Sunday, October 1 at 2:30 p.m.

According to the FDNY, the fire broke out on the top floor and spread quickly.

The blaze was brought under control around 4:30 p.m.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

Tenants were safely evacuated from the burning building.

The incident remains under investigation.

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