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Two five-alarm fires burn Brooklyn and Queens commercial buildings

A bakery and commercial kitchen was the scene of an overnight fire that took 250 firefighters to control.

A pair of five-alarm blazes on Sunday night and Monday morning has left extensive damage to two New York City commercial structures.

The first fire, which broke out around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at a landromat at 13thStreet and 40thAvenue in Long Island City, Queens, was initially reported as a two-alarm blaze but quickly escalated by the evening, CBS2 reported.

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Called a “prolonged operation” by officials, the fire eventually spread to a furniture store, CBS2 added, also stating that two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze, but no civilians were injured.


At 11 p.m., another five-alarm fire broke out at a commercial building,ABC7reported. A one-story Parkside Avenue bakery and commercial kitchen in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, was the scene of an overnight fire that took 250 firefighters to control.

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At one point, firefighters withdrew everyone from inside the building, instead deciding to fight the fire from overhead, according to ABC7.

Before the fire was under control on Monday morning, one firefighter had been injured and was taken to Kings County Hospital,NBC4reported.

 

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