Large fire at 2-story Bensonhurst building leaves home destroyed

The fire is currently a two-alarm fire and over 100 firefighters are at the scene working to subdue the flames.

Shniece Archer,

News 12 Staff

and Adolfo Carrion

May 2, 2024, 7:52 PM

Updated 25 days ago


A two-story home in Bensonhurst is now completely destroyed after firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire Thursday afternoon.
According to the FDNY, the call for the fire came in just after 2 p.m. at 314 Avenue P in Brooklyn between West 2nd and 3rd streets.
Now, the common question from neighbors is how the fire started.
"Nobody knows what's going on and I'm really scared," said local resident Natalia.
Natalia has been living next door for less than a year and she said there's been strange activity since she moved in.
"There was police like every other night doing something... something has been going on with this house, definitely," said Natalia.
The cause of this fire seems to be the question for many people living in this neighborhood.
"I just don't understand why the fire would happen because no one is living inside... last I know, the electricity [was] already cut off. No one cooking inside, no electricity, I don't know why this happened," said Bensonhurst native Yan.
Firefighters went upstairs to the home next door and broke their windows just to put out the flames. The Department of Buildings was also there and a vacate notice has been placed on the front door of the building. Although the home is destroyed and no one was injured, people in the neighborhood said they don't feel safe.
"My son he's nine. He's so freaked out to stay at home, he's crying, he told me not to go anywhere and we're all freaked out," said Natalia.
FDNY is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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