A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze at a vacant Ocean Hill building on Tuesday afternoon, according to the FDNY.
The fire started on the roof of a three-story building at 2055 Fulton Street just before 2:30 p.m. and quickly engulfed the top of the building. Roughly 60 firefighters used two-hose lines to extinguish the flames, and placed the fire under control by 3 p.m.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury while working at the scene, according to the FDNY, and was removed to a local hospital in stable condition. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.
The building has amassed hundreds of violations and thousands of dollars in fines from the Department of Buildings, according to city records. The department has issued multiple stop work orders for illegal construction at the site, and, in 2021, issued a full vacate order, stating the property was in “extreme disrepair.” An Oct. 17 complaint filed with the DOB says workers were performing illegal construction on the building and started the fire.