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“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY circa 1910

Report of Brooklyn building partial collapse a false alarm, FDNY spokesman says

A report that a building had partially collapsed in Brooklyn has turned into a false alarm.

A fire department spokesman now says there was no partial collapse. He says firefighters had initially responded to report of a partial collapse at a building under construction on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a possible false report.He says firefighters removed a person at the scene who claimed he was a victim of the partial collapse. He says that person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Report by Newsday March 11, 2016

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