Clinton Hill businesses still recovering after 3-alarm Greene Ave. fire

Two local businesses are still trying to pick up the pieces nearly a month after a three-alarm fire tore through a building on the corner of Waverly and Greene avenues.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2019, 6:22 PM

Updated 1,870 days ago

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Clinton Hill businesses still recovering after 3-alarm Greene Ave. fire
Two local businesses are still trying to pick up the pieces nearly a month after a three-alarm fire tore through a building on the corner of Waverly and Greene avenues.
The windows and doors are still boarded up at 141 Greene Ave. and the family that lives upstairs is still unable to go back into their home.

On Feb. 18, flames and smoke poured from the building. Fire officials told News 12 the fire started around 4 a.m. and spread through a pizzeria, a dry cleaner and the apartments above.

Fire marshals were on the scene investigating for hours, sifting through the debris.

The dry cleaner remains closed. The owner told News 12 that he's working with any customers who had clothing inside at the time of the fire.
 One man who often brought his clothing to the cleaners told News 12 he was saddened to see what had happened.

"It's terrible truly I feel awful. The owners and customers and everyone affected by this is terrible. My struggle today doesn't compare to what everyone else is going through,” says Will DeCamp, of Clinton Hill.

Neighbors say the community came together to help the family who lived upstairs after the fire.
 Luckily, no one was injured. 


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