The five-alarm fire started around 10 a.m. in a three-story mixed-use building on Atlantic Avenue, between New Jersey Avenue and Vermont Street, in Cypress Hills.
It quickly spread to connected buildings.
Video from Citizen App showed crews on the scene tackling the fire in the three-story building as smoke billowed out onto the street.
(East New York, Brooklyn) Fire on Second Floor — Firefighters are fighting a fire on Atlantic Ave near New Jersey Ave . https://t.co/TIdQkgwqhi #CitizenAppNYC #ProtectTheWorld pic.twitter.com/JIeQGXEoB3— Citizen NYC (@CitizenApp_NYC) January 19, 2019
Nearly 200 firefighters descended on the scene and worked to get the fire under control.
One civilian and two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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