Crown Heights fire destroys 2 businesses; spares residents

Fire officials say no one was inside the facility located at 8-14 Empire Blvd. when the fire sparked. (4/12/14)

BROOKLYN - A two-alarm fire started at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday inside a catering hall in Crown Heights.

Fire officials say no one was inside the facility located at 8-14 Empire Blvd. when the fire sparked.

The flames spread to a beauty salon right next door, but spared an apartment building on the other side of the catering hall.

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Residents are thankful no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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