Massive fire on Fourth Ave.

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An auto shop burst into flames on Fourth Avenue on Friday, prompting hundreds of firefighters to rush to the scene.

The five-alarm blaze filled the sky with billowing gray smoke near Degraw Street just after 12:20 pm, drawing 198 firefighters.

It started on the second floor of Danken Auto Parts, though the cause was still under investigation. The flames were quelled by 3:30 pm, and nobody was seriously injured, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

Traffic was tied up along all Park Slope avenues for well into the evening.

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Tony from Park Slope says:
We have the best firefighters in the city. It is always a thrill to see them bring these things under control. Bravo, boys!
Sept. 24, 2011, 10:43 am
Pat from Ft Greene says:
But if it wasn't for the photographer, readers wouldn't know the address of the fire. Doesn't anybody edit Natalie O'Neal and coach her on the minimum requirements of REPORTING???
Sept. 29, 2011, 12:42 pm

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