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Unstable Crown Heights building disrupts J train service

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(Greg Mocker)

(Greg Mocker)

CROWN HEIGHTS (PIX11) – Straphangers have been enduring a rough 24 hours — and the torture continues for J train riders after a fire left a building unstable, disrupting service along the elevated tracks.

The fire broke out early Friday, tearing through a multistory residential building at 161 Hendrix Street adjacent to the tracks.  Seven people were injured, including two police officers and one firefighter, before the blaze was brought under control.

Due to concerns about the structure's stability and vibrations from the train, the MTA has decided to suspend service between Crescent and Broadway Junction.

Riders are encouraged to take a shuttle bus or the Q24 or Q56 bus making nearby stops.


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