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.