5 firefighters injured battling Coney Island building blaze: FDNY

Coney Island building fire

Firefighters battled a blaze that broke out at a Coney Island commercial building July 26, 2021 (AIR11)

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Several firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a Brooklyn building early Monday.

Authorities received reports of a blaze around 5:47 a.m. at 2811 Mermaid Ave. in the Coney Island neighborhood, FDNY officials said.

About 39 units and,170 FDNY members arrived at the two-story commercial building, which was declared under control by 9:43 a.m.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at area hospitals while a fifth firefighter refused medical attention, FDNY officials said.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

Correction: This story has been updated with the correct address.

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