Three-Alarm Fire Damages Building in Coney Island

NY 1 - December 19, 2014

NY1 News A three-alarm fire in Brooklyn damaged a commercial and residential building Thursday evening.

The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday at 2900 Stillwell Avenue.

Fire officials said it looked like it started on the second floor of a three-story building.

It quickly spread to the rest of the floors, including the grocery store on the first floor.

The top two floors of the building are vacant.

No one was injured.

It took 100 firefighters to get the blaze under control.

"It was incredibly smoky. The entire street was filled with smoke. They actually couldn't see the building at first," said Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue of the FDNY. "The building is, it's a problem. It could collapse, so we're keeping everybody away from it right now."

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.