Fire breaks out at storage warehouse holding 300 e-bikes and scooters in Brooklyn

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Monday, October 23, 2023
Fire breaks out at storage warehouse with 300 e-bikes
One firefighter sustained minor injuries as a result of the blaze.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A fire burned through a building in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.

The FDNY received a report of a fire at a four-story storage warehouse shortly after noon.

The Stop and Stor warehouse is in Sunset Park on 63rd Street.

By 1 p.m., firefighters identified the blaze as a three-alarm fire.

One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation because his mask became dislodged, said Assistant Fire Chief Michael Myers.

At first, three e-bikes or mopeds were on fire, Myers said. They later found 300 e-bikes and scooters inside.

The sprinkler system was not strong enough to douse the flames, so the firefighters worked frantically to keep the fire from spreading to more e-bikes.

In total, 33 units and at least 135 EMS and FDNY personnel responded to the scene.

At this time, first responders are still working to put out the flames.

The cause of the fire was not immediately made clear.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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