As of 8:00 am, WNYC is reporting that FDNY has just gotten a fire under control at a matzo factory on the Brooklyn waterfront. According to the brief report, the fire broke out this morning at a matzo factory next to 475 Kent Avenue (there’s another factory next to the building?). We’ve seen no other reports online, but will post updates as we see them.
WNYC Latest News (click the “Latest Newscast link – right now its the second story)
UPDATE: According to 1010 WINS, the fire is at 799 Kent, between Park and Flushing, “not far from a building that was evacuated a few weeks ago because officials had discovered a matzo bakery in its basement. Officials had determined that grain silos were a danger and could ignite.” WINS also says that “the building” was illegally converted to apartments, but due to ambiguous editing, its not clear if they are talking about 799 or 475 Kent Kent in that reference.
PM UPDATE: Late reports are saying that the fire destroyed a matzoh factory in the basement of 799 Kent, and that the resulting smoke damage has forced the Krula Cheder yeshiva to decamp for other quarters. No word on when the yeshiva will be able to return, and still no word on the cause of the fire itself.