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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SEVEN-ALARMS IN BROOKLYN, 3301 Atlantic Ave 07.23.2012

NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-alarm fire at a vacant commercial building in Brooklyn has been brought under control by firefighters who battled it for 16 hours.

The fire department says the blaze was contained at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Seven firefighters were injured. Three were taken to a hospital for treatment; their injuries were not immediately known. The other four were treated at the scene.

More than 200 firefighters and 54 units responded to the fire at the former food processing plant at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The two-story brick building is at 3301 Atlantic Avenue in the Cypress Hills section.

Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries. Four were treated at the scene and three others were transported to a local hospital. Since the building is vacant and doesn’t have occupants, firefighters battled the blaze from the outside.

The seven-alarm fire also knocked out train service in the area throughout the night. The J train, which runs through the nearby Crescent Street station, has been bypassing that stop in both directions. However, service was restored at about 9:30 a.m.

Investigators may be at the building through Wednesday

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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