Tenants Displaced After Two-Alarm Bklyn. Blaze
Families living above a Brooklyn bodega were forced to leave their homes after a twoalarm fire broke out inside the store early on Monday morning, June 30, Fire Department sources said.
Reportedly, the blaze occurred at around 6:30 a.m. inside the three-story structure on Central Avenue near Halsey Street in Bushwick.
According to an FDNY spokesperson, the flames caused heavy damage inside the grocery store and minor damaged to apartments located on the upper floors.
Members of Engine companies 218, 222, 227, 233, 271 and 277; Ladder companies 112, 120, 124 and 175; Squad companies 1 and 252; Rescue 2 and Battalions 28, 37, 44 and 57 responded under the direction of Division 15.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct also arrived at the location along with EMS units. No injuries were reported.
Due to the damage caused by the blaze, police reported, 13 people who resided in the apartments above the grocery store were displaced. The American Red Cross of Greater New York responded to the location to provide assistance to them.
Using three hose lines, Fire Department sources said, the fire was brought under control at around 7:40 a.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, an FDNY spokesperson said.
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