IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

FDNY disciplines 7 in fatal ground zero blaze

/ Source: The Associated Press

The New York Fire Department has disciplined seven commanders for mistakes that led to a deadly fire at a ground zero office tower in 2007.

The blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building killed two firefighters and led to much finger-pointing.

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said Wednesday that a captain and a deputy chief would be permanently stripped of their commands.

The commissioner says the men failed to make sure the building was properly inspected.

Five other deputy and battalion chiefs have also been reprimanded.

The office tower was badly damaged in the Sept. 11 attacks and was being demolished when the fire broke out. Firefighting efforts were hampered by a broken standpipe.