Bensonhurst Fire: Six Firefighters Injured On 86th Street

New York Post is reporting that six firefighters and no civilians were injured in this morning’s blaze on 86th Street, which tore through a row of stores.

A three-alarm fire ripped through a row of Bensonhurst stores this morning, injuring six fighters and slowing nearby trains.
Fire officials said the blaze began at 9:48 a.m. in a laundromat on 86th Street near Bay 35th Street. The fire, which started in a cubbyhole between the roof and ceiling, quickly spread to five adjacent stores, including a beauty school, two restaurants, a cell phone shop and a variety store.
FDNY Deputy Chief Richard Howe said about 150 fire and EMS officials were sent to the scene, taming the inferno in about 90 minutes.
Six firefighters suffered minor injuries, and no civilians were injured, he said. The buildings were empty when the blaze erupted, he noted.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.


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