Fire destroys Crown Heights auto shop • Brooklyn Paper

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Firefighters on scene at a fireplace on Empire Boulevard that destroyed an auto-body shop.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 3-alarm hearth decimated a Crown Heights auto restore shop on Monday morning, sending firefighters scrambling to quash the blaze as plumes of black smoke clouded the snow-filled sky.

More than 100 smoke eaters responded to the inferno on Empire Boulevard between Rogers and Bedford avenues Monday morning, which officers mentioned broke out at round 10:30 am and was upgraded to a three-alarm hearth at 10:52 am.

New York’s Bravest despatched 33 models comprising 140 firefighters to the scene, in line with the FDNY, and as of midday, first responders had been nonetheless working to extinguish the hearth.

One firefighter is being handled on the scene for minor accidents, and one civilian refused medical consideration, in line with the FDNY.

Video from the scene exhibits a vibrant orange flame encompassing the auto-body shop and sending a billowing black cloud of smoke into the air above Empire Boulevard. 

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