Firefighters were in hog heaven on Thursday morning when a fire at a Brooklyn warehouse set loose some potbellied pigs.
At 1:23 a.m. on March 24, FDNY personnel responded to a call regarding a two-alarm blaze atlocated at 98 Van Dyke Street in Red Hook. Firefighters got to the scene and were met with heavy fire and smoke in the back of the one-story brick building.
The building was storing masonry and construction equipment on site sight since the 1980s. Firefighters used four hose lines to knock down the bulk of the fire.
A few potbellied pigs were found and rescued from the smoky scene, and first responders were spotted trying to corral them.
The fire was brought under control by 2:59 a.m. Three firefighters were taken to local hospitals for their injuries. The Fire Marshal’s office will determine the cause of the fire.