At least 3 FDNY FFs injured in 5-alarm blaze

All firefighters were ordered to evacuate the school bus company building after the roof collapsed


Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A massive blaze tore through a Brooklyn building Saturday morning, injuring at least three firefighters dispatched to douse the flames that sent billows of thick smoke into the air, officials said.

The fire erupted inside the single-story Atlantic Ave. building near Autumn Ave. in Cypress Hills around 7:30 a.m., the FDNY said.

More than 200 firefighters descended on the building, which houses a school bus company, to douse the flames, officials said.

The roof collapsed as the blaze grew in intensity and FDNY brass ordered all its members to evacuate the building.

“Back it up! Back it out of the building! All members out of the building now!” an FDNY officer bellowed over the radio.

As the fire raged on, the FDNY elevated its status to five alarms, the department’s highest designation.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to Jamaica Hospital. A third firefighter suffered a serious injury and was taken to King County Hospital, officials said.

No civilian injuries were reported.

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