Local media ABC7 New York reported that the warehouse also housed "evidence."
The building is one of five warehouses where the NYPD stores vehicles that are confiscated. They also use the warehouse to store evidence that is too large to fit in normal storage areas.
The NYPD evidence warehouse just Epsteined.— Stephen Punwasi 📉🎄🎅🏼🐈 (@StephenPunwasi) December 13, 2022
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Social media is a buzz with footage of a massive fire at a waterfront warehouse used by the New York City Police Department.
Local news FOX 5 New York said the Erie Basin Auto Pound warehouse is located in Brooklyn. The NYPD said a vehicle caught fire and spread throughout the facility.
First responders arrived at the auto pound around 1030 ET. The fire is still raging two hours later. There are more than 140 firefighters at the scene.
Here's footage of the fire uploaded on Twitter:
🚨#BREAKING: Massive Fire breaks out at a NYPD Evidence Control & Impound warehouse— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) December 13, 2022
📌#Brooklyn l #NewYork
Currently Multiple Emergencies Crews are Responding to a Massive three alarm Fire at the NYPD Evidence Control & Impound warehouse with thick black smoke seen miles away pic.twitter.com/LLyCa8i2Fm
The fire is visible from Manhattan. And large enough to be detected by Doppler radar.
🚨#UPDATE: The massive Three alarm NYPD warehouse fire smoke can been seen all the way from the Manhattan skyline which is approximately 7 miles away from the location and currently showing up on Doppler radar pic.twitter.com/bXXwcdKt85— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) December 13, 2022
the NYPD’s evidence building is on fire, typical NYC activities pic.twitter.com/NMq7A2hXm5— ☃️ super festive em (@e_munson) December 13, 2022
ATF has arrived
ATF NY is on scene in support of our partners @FDNY in response to the three-alarm fire in Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY. Please direct all media inquiries to @FDNY https://t.co/BOyRnxobaN pic.twitter.com/FwTV6K18We— ATF New York (@ATFNewYork) December 13, 2022
There's still no word on what type of car started the fire.