Basement fire doused at East Flatbush deli

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A basement fire at an East Flatbush deli was quickly extinguished on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters quickly snubbed out an all-hands fire at an East Flatbush deli on Wednesday morning.

A car park in front of the nearby hydrant was an added obstacle to the FDNY's response
Efforts to extinguish the blaze were hampered by a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Units arrived at 5004 Avenue D to smoke billowing from the basement of United Deli just before 5 a.m. FDNY personnel consisting of 12 units and 65 firefighters deployed two hose-lines to knock down the fire, working around a car parked in front of a fire hydrant.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, which was placed under control at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning’s fire took place just blocks from the scene of a fatal fire at 738 East 52 Street on Monday morning.

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At least 65 firefighters from 12 units responded to the blaze. Lloyd Mitchell

Both incidents are currently under investigation by the FDNY fire marshal.