There has been some terrible news that has come in this morning that has left 18 firefighters, and three civilians injured Monday morning. At this time, we are asking our readers to keep everyone involved in their thoughts and prayers.
On Monday, September 17, a 7-alarm fire burning across two levels of a parking garage in Brooklyn, New York. Multiple cars were on fire at the King's Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin when firefighters arrived, according to CBS New York.
In the captured videos, large puffs of smoke could be seen pouring out from the structure. Law enforcement and health officials say that anyone with heart or lung conditions such as asthma should avoid this area. They ask that people with these health conditions stay inside and close their doors and windows.
During a news conference, officials say that they received a call stating that a car was on fire in the parking garage just before 8:30 a.m. When emergency responders arrived, they found multiple cars on fire. These cars are from a local car dealership that were being stored in the parking garage.
According to reports, the stores at the shopping center open at 10 a.m., so there were very few people around the scene when the fire broke out. Stores will remain closed at this time as firefighters continue to battle the blaze.
The Kings Plaza Mall wrote on Twitter asking people to avoid this area.
"Kings Plaza currently closed. Multiple cars on fire in garage and smoke conditions. FDNY on scene. Avoid area."
According to the news conference, none of the 21 injuries are life-threatening injuries. All of the injured are in stable condition. As of the latest update during the news conference, all the cars have been extinguished and they are inspecting the building structure for further damage. This blaze did not extend to the stores.
This is a developing story. The cause of the fire has not yet been released. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.