At least 21 people have been hurt, including more than a dozen firefighters, in Kings Plaza shopping center fire in Brooklyn, New York. At this time, there is no word on how many cars were on fire or whether criminality is suspected.
According to reports, the fire is a 7 alarm fire, with more than 200 firefighters and 50 FDNY units at this scene.
At this time, there are 3 non-life threatening injuries to civilians and 18 non-life threatening injuries to firefighters. The fire was located in a parking garage at 5100 Kings Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. The fire began around 8:30 a.m. local time.
The New York Post reports that vehicles inside the Kings Plaza Shopping Center parking garage first caught fire on the second floor around 8:30 a.m. EST. After the initial fire began, it spread to an additional floor, burning more cars.
Kings Plaza spokeswoman Dawn Simon said that the mall is currently closed as “there is a fire in the parking garage and smoke conditions in and around the mall.” Kings Plaza shopping center is home to over 120 stores.
A 7 alarm fire that required 50 FDNY units at Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn, New York, left over 20 people injured with non-life threatening injuries.
The fire began on the second floor of the parking garage around 8:30 a.m.