A five-alarm fire ripped through a sushi restaurant and medical office in Marine Park, Brooklyn.
The fire broke out in the restaurant on Flatbush Avenue near Quentin Road just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. It quickly spread to the neighboring medical office.
Firefighters were on the roof of the building trying to get the flames under control, and fortunately, they were able to keep it from spreading to apartment buildings on either side.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries. Two businesses were completely destroyed.
“Our tactics are, if we aren’t being successful, then we become the people who are in danger at that point,” FDNY Assistant Fire Chief Richard Howe said. “So the incident commander at the scene made the determination to go from an interior attack to an exterior attack due to the safety of the firefighters, due to the volume and construction of the building.”
No other damage was reported, and no residents were displaced.
Flatbush Avenue was closed for the firefighting between Quentin Road and Avenue P. East 45th Street is closed between Flatbush Avenue and Avenue N.
BKLYN 5-ALARM 2118 FLATBUSH AVE, COMMERCIAL FIRE IN BASEMENT, 1ST FLR, AND COCKLOFT, UNDER CONTROL
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User broadcasts show smoke from miles away from the three-alarm fire in Marine Park. pic.twitter.com/3py2n7EThN
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