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FDNY through the years: See dramatic, historic pictures of New York's Bravest

Dramatic photos show New York's Bravest through the years as they've battled massive fires across all five boroughs.

The FDNY has posted stunning images of historic fires as part of "Throwback Thursday," from a 1946 nine-alarm fire at the Staten Island ferry terminal to the Telephone Company fire of 1975.

Scroll through to see some of the most powerful images, and check out more photos on the FDNY Flickr page.

St. George ferry terminal, Staten Island, 1946

On June 25, 1946, a fire that began
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On June 25, 1946, a fire that began under a car spread to a paint shop and the support pilings of the St. George ferry terminal on Staten Island. Three people were killed, and more than 250 firefighters and 30 civilians were injured or overcome in the nine-alarm fire, the FDNY wrote on Flickr.

Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, 1957

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Victory Boulevard
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Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island on Sept. 24, 1957.

Water Street, Brooklyn, 1966

A two-alarm fire broke out the tobacco warehouse
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A two-alarm fire broke out the tobacco warehouse on Water Street in Brooklyn on Aug. 6, 1966.

63rd Road, Queens, 1966

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at 63rd Road
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Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at 63rd Road in Queens on Oct. 1, 1966.

St. Ann's Avenue & 49th Street, the Bronx, 1968

A four-alarm fire tore through a building on
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A four-alarm fire tore through a building on St. Ann's Avenue and 149th Street in the Bronx on July 2, 1968.

Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn, 1969

A two-alarm fire broke out at the Brooklyn
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A two-alarm fire broke out at the Brooklyn Children's Museum's Brower Park Building in Brooklyn on June 18, 1969.

Telephone Company, Manhattan, 1975

More than 700 firefighters battled the Telephone Company
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More than 700 firefighters battled the Telephone Company fire at Second Avenue and 13th Street in Manhattan on Feb. 27, 1975.

Madison Avenue, Manhattan, 1975

A two-alarm fire broke out at 1673 Madison
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A two-alarm fire broke out at 1673 Madison Ave. in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 1975.

Webster Avenue, the Bronx, 1979

A two-alarm fire tore through 1301 Webster Ave.

A two-alarm fire tore through 1301 Webster Ave. in the Bronx on Sept. 3, 1979.

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