Cold temperatures make battling fires more difficult for FDNY

The freezing cold temperatures has made it more difficult for firefighters to battle fires across the borough. (1/7/14)

BROOKLYN - The freezing cold temperatures have made it more difficult for firefighters to battle fires across the borough.

In Borough Park, firefighters worked against the cold around 10:00 a.m. today to put out a fire on the second floor of a two-story building on 36th Street.

There were no injuries, but firefighters had a hard time going up against below zero wind chill temperatures They had to spread salt around the scene to keep themselves from falling on the slick road and sidewalk.

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Other fires broke out this morning on Oliver Street at Shore Road and Ocean Parkway.

There is no word about whether the weather played a part in starting the fire.
 

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