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Massive Fire at Brooklyn NYPD Warehouse Deemed Accidental

The Legal Aid Society called on the NYPD to produce an itemized list of everything inside the warehouse as part of its investigation. But after three months, Legal Aid is still waiting.

A massive fire that destroyed decades of police evidence was accidental, fire officials said Thursday.

Fire marshals said an electrical blowout in a conduit leading to an exit sign sparked the three-alarm blaze inside the Erie Basin Auto Pond in Red Hook in December 2022.

No one was injured but police say the fire destroyed an untold amount of “biological evidence,” including DNA from past crimes — some of it dating back 20 to 30 years.

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