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FDNY Probes Bar Brawl Between Firefighters That Reportedly Started With Racial Slur

June 10, 2018 - 11:19 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Firefighters apparently were not fighting fires, but were instead fighting amongst each other this past week when a brawl broke out at a bar in the Bronx.

As WCBS 880's Steve Burns reported, the day started out on a high note. This past Wednesday was medal day for the FDNY.

But after the ceremony, members of three Bronx fire companies headed to Billy’s Bar near Yankee Stadium, and things began to go downhill.

Sources told the New York Daily News one firefighter hurled a racial slur at an African-American firefighter and a brawl broke out shortly afterward. Police were called, but no arrests were made and no police report was filed.

The Daily News reported a bouncer had to use pepper spray to break up the fight.

FDNY leadership said it is aware of the incident and has video that is being shared with the Department of Investigation.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement, “Everyone and anyone who engaged it this outrageous behavior will be held accountable.”