A massive fire destroyed a Crown Heights building on Wednesday morning, endangering nearly 100 members of the FDNY as they responded to the blaze.
The fire broke out at around 5 a.m. at 222 Brooklyn Ave., where fire responders were met with heavy smoke on the first floor as the fire spread throughout the building, and to a neighboring residence at 224 Brooklyn Ave.
Over 100 firefighters were on the scene shortly after, and were eventually forced to evacuate the building as it began collapsing in upon itself.
The remains of the structure were barely recognizable after the events, which concluded over 2 hours later.
Amazingingly, no one was reported injured in the incident.
This was the third serious fire in the neighborhood in a matter of mere hours — with a two-alarm fire at 1332 Sterling Place on Tuesday evening, and another that left five people hospitalized at 1547 Union St. on Monday.
Outside the area, there was another incident in nearby East Flatbush on Tuesday evening.
FDNY members rushed to 291 East 51 St. at around 7 p.m., and used a three hose-line to knock down the fire. At lest one person was hospitalized in that incident.
The cause of all of those fires are still under investigation.