The Waldbaum Super market fire, Brooklyn, New York occurred on August 2, 1978. Six firefighters died in the line of duty when the roof of a burning Brooklyn supermarket collapsed, plunging 12 firefighters into the flames. The fire began in a hallway near the compressor room as crews were renovating the store, and quickly escalated to a fourth-alarm. Less than an hour after the fire was first reported, nearly 20 firefighters were on the roof when the central portion gave way.

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Comment by Joseph Miller on August 3, 2010 at 12:49pm
Such a very tragic day. R.I.P. to all LODDs
Comment by Foley&son on August 2, 2010 at 3:44pm
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