A six-alarm fire tore through a parking garage in Brooklyn’s Kings Plaza Shopping Center on Sept. 17, according to reports.
A call about the fire came in from Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue at around 9 a.m., the report said. The report said the fire escalated to a six-alarm fire within an hour.
— RusticBeads (@RusticBeads) September 17, 2018
— Jon Sosis (@FunnyJS) September 17, 2018
The Fire Department of New York issued a warning to people with heart or lung conditions to stay away from the area, CBS News reported.
“#FDNY members are operating on scene of a 6-alarm fire at 5100 Kings Plaza in #Brooklyn. There are currently 2 non-life-threatening injuries to civilians, and 15 non-life-threatening injuries to firefighters, reported,” said the FDNY on Twitter.
King’s Plaza mall said it was shut down amid the fire and heavy smoke, adding that people should avoid the area, according to CBS.
“Kings Plaza is currently closed as there is a fire in the parking garage and smoke conditions in and around mall,” mall spokeswoman Dawn Simon told the New York Post.
BKLYN 6-ALARM 5100 KINGS PLZ, MULTIPLE VEHICLES ON FIRE ON TWO FLRS IN THE PARKING GARAGE,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) September 17, 2018
Kings Plaza currently closed. Multiple cars on fire in garage and smoke conditions. FDNY on scene. Avoid area.
— Kings Plaza Mall (@KingsPlazaMall) September 17, 2018
King’s Plaza has more than 120 stores, including Macy’s, Best Buy, Sears, H&M, Michael Kors, Express, and Foot Locker.
It’s not clear how the fire started. But sources told Pix11 that the fire is “suspicious.”
Other details about the blaze are not clear.
From The Epoch Times