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Nine city firefighters were taken to the hospital Monday after battling a four-alarm fire in a Brooklyn building, Monday afternoon.
The FDNY says it started around 10:30 a.m. inside an Auto Zone located at 561 Utica Avenue in East Flatbush and quickly spread to other tenants. At least one of the building’s tenants is Natural Earth Products, a large kosher food distributor of nori, wasabi and other sushi products.
“We had a lot of fire in the store in the front and also on the left hand side. As soon as we opened the roll down gates there was fire. Our units operated inside for at least 10 minutes but the amount of fire was just too much. We pulled them out for their own safety, part of the ceiling started to come down,” said one fire chief on the scene.
The firefighters suffered minor injuries and no civilians were hurt.
As of late Monday, officials were still investigating the cause of the fire.
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