Fire rips through East New York building

A massive fire tore through a century-old East New York building Friday, displacing four families and destroying a local shop.More than 160 first responders ran

EAST NEW YORK - A massive fire tore through a century-old East New York building Friday, displacing four families and destroying a local shop.

More than 160 first responders ran into a major challenge as bitter cold temperatures hampered their efforts. The fire took five hours and more than 10,000 gallons of water to put out.

The fire destroyed a Jamaican grocery store, and the owner believes he lost $60,000 worth of goods. The Red Cross is helping find temporary housing for the four families.

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