3-alarm fire breaks out at Crown Heights auto supply store, 2 firefighters injured

Fire officials say they were able to contain the flames before 1 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2021, 10:51 PM

Updated 1,245 days ago

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A three-alarm that broke out blocks from the Prospect Park Zoo in Crown Heights is now under control, FDNY officials say.
The FDNY says the fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. in an auto supply store at 183 Empire Blvd. between Rogers and Bedford avenues. 
The FDNY says 33 units and 140 members responded to the scene. 
Fire officials say they were able to contain the flames before 1 p.m. They say two firefighters were taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where they are being treated. 
News 12 spoke to a man who works across the street from the autobody shop, who says he knew something was wrong while on the job. 
“I was at my desk.... I was on the phone and I noticed the lights were flickering and then about 20, 30 seconds later...I looked out the window and saw black smoke rising.. I came out and I saw the flames and they kept rising more and more,” said Many Vogel. 
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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