2 vacant Coney Island buildings erupt in flames on West 19th Street

The fire marshal is investigating what caused the three-alarm fire. (3/28/14)

BROOKLYN - Investigators are trying to figure out what caused two vacant Coney Island buildings to go up in flames overnight. 

Officials say the three-alarm fire started inside a three-story building on West 19th Street at around 2 a.m.. It quickly spread to the top floor and over to another building. 

According to neighbors, the two buildings have been empty since Superstorm Sandy. 

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Firefighters had the blaze put out at around 3:30 a.m., and no one was hurt.

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