NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On a drizzly, damp and dreary day, there isn’t usually much to see at a fire in a junk yard.
But the thick, stinky smoke in the air wasn’t enough to hide one curious onlooker — Victoria Gotti.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 5 Police Officers Among 7 Injured In Suspected Gas Explosion At Bronx Home
The daughter of the late mobster John Gotti was seen walking through the crowd of onlookers.
1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria Reports
Her ex-husband, Carmine Agnello, owns the junk yard at Liberty Avenue and 155th Street in Jamaica — the site of the four-alarm fire.
Victoria Gotti’s sons also work at the three-block site, where some firefighters recognized them from their old reality TV show “Growing Up Gotti.”READ MORE: As NYC, Teachers Union Discuss Remote Option, Mayor Adams Reiterates 'Our Schools Are Going To Remain Open'
Earlier, fire department Deputy Assistant Chief Michael Marrone told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria about the situation.
“We have stacks of cars and the associated hazards — oil, gasoline, tires burning and the fact that they’re stacked up, make it difficult to extinguish,” Marrone said.
Marrone said the blaze was very smokey was too dangerous to let firefighters get close, but added there were only a handful of minor injuries to firefighters and police.
“The surrounding buildings were occupied, but we had hose lines in position to protect them. People self-evacuated in the junk yard and in those buildings,” he said.
Fire officials said the blaze was allowed to burn itself out.MORE NEWS: Free COVID Tests Now Available Online Through USPS
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