12 injured in 5-alarm blaze at UFC Fit gym in Brooklyn

Monday, March 14, 2022
200+ firefighters battle 5-alarm blaze at UFC Fit gym in Brooklyn
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NewsCopter 7 was overhead as more than 200 firefighters battled a blaze at a UFC Fit gym in Cobble Hill.

COBBLE HILL, Brooklyn -- Firefighters battled a five-alarm fire that tore through a gym in Brooklyn Monday morning.

The blaze broke out just after 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the recently opened UFC Fit, formerly a New York Sports Club, on Boerum Place in the Cobble Hill section.

More than 200 firefighters and EMS members responded to the scene before the fire was placed under control just before 1:30 p.m.

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At least 12 injuries were reported, including three civilians who were treated at the scene and nine firefighters taken to area hospitals.

Video from Citizen App showed smoke billowing out of inflated bubble roof of gym.

Area residents are advised to expect smoke and traffic delays.

They are also advised to close windows and avoid smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal.

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