Fire tears through businesses in Brooklyn; 3 firefighters hurt

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn — A "stubborn" fire tore through two businesses in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, leaving three firefighters with minor injuries, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out around 6:15 a.m. on the cockloft of the E Sushi restaurant at 2118 Flatbush Ave. in Marine Park and spread to the neighboring medical office.

About 200 firefighters responded to the scene, where the blaze was heavy upon arrival, Assistant Fire Chief Richard Howe said.

While working to extinguish the blaze, firefighters were withdrawn to fight fire through the exterior.

At least three firefighters suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries, said Howe.

Thick, heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the building's roof.

Those evacuated from the buildings to the left and right of the site should be able to return within the next few hours, fire officials said.

AIR11 was over the scene earlier:

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