STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - A civilian was critically injured in a fire in a commercial building near a busy intersection in Castleton Corners on Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY.
Two firefighters who battled the blazed were taken to the hospital as well.
About 60 members and 12 units fought the "all-hands” blaze called at 8:38 a.m. in a commercial building at 597 Manor Road, a spokesman for the Fire Department said.
A civilian who suffered critical injuries was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, the FDNY spokesman said.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton.
The Bubble Tea House is one of the businesses in the two-story, 20-by-50-foot building. Damage on the second floor appeared to be extensive.
The fire was brought under control in less than a half hour at 9:06 a.m., according to the FDNY spokesman.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, the FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters could be seen on the roof knocking down the blaze.
Area residents and people passing by watched the emergency response.