5-Alarm Fire on McClellan Street Engulfs Street in Heavy Smoke

News 12 - August 05, 2019

CONCOURSE VILLAGE - A fire spread through a building in Concourse Village Monday morning, causing smoke to spread throughout the building and nearby area.

Firefighters say the flames broke out on the first floor of the building on McClellan Street and Sherman Avenue, which is occupied by a grocery store.

According to officials on scene, News 12 is told the fire started around 5:30 a.m.

At this time, the fire has increased to a seven-alarm fire, with more crews being dispatched to help.

News 12 is told more than 100 firefighters are on scene.

The FDNY says smoke spread through the pipes of the building, leaving firefighters to break through several walls to make sure the fire did not spread.

News 12 is told six people were injured, including three firefighters who suffered minor injuries and one child who was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. He is expected to be OK.