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NYC firefighter, Michael R. Davidson, was killed in a blaze that gutted an unoccupied residential building in Harlem being used as a film set for actor and director, Edward Norton‘s new movie, Motherless Brooklyn. The upcoming flick also stars, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe and Alec Baldwin.
The fire broke out at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Flames could be seen pouring out the windows of the former St. Nick’s Jazz Pub, which shuttered in 2011.
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Davidson was assigned to the nozzle and was to use the hoseline to suppress the rapidly spreading blaze. He got separated from other firefighters inside the building as conditions deteriorated and had lost consciousness when he was found by fellow firefighters. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“It’s an awful night,” Eric Philips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said in a tweet. “You haven’t heard a scream until you’ve heard the scream of a mother who’s seen her son give his life to protect us.” source
Two other firefighters suffered burns and were in serious condition, and three others were injured, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
The aforementioned film is the adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel of the same name.
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