NEW YORK--A five-alarm fire that ripped through a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was finally brought under control on Thursday afternoon, after 15 hours.
Gold Inc., a large importer, was the sole tenant of Building 22, according to a spokeswoman at the Navy Yard. There were various products in the warehouse, including apparel, but officials from Gold were unavailable to comment on the extent of the damage or the lines of apparel in storage.
The three-story brick building was not burned to the ground, but it was a difficult fire because the windows were cinderblocked, a New York Fire Department spokesman said Thursday. The cause of the fire was still under investigation, he added.
The blaze was reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and was tamed by 12:30 p.m. Thursday, having drawn some 300 fire fighters. More than 50 were treated by Emergency Medical Services technicians at the scene, and 16 were sent to area hospitals.

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