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Flames injured five of New York’s Bravest as they battled a blaze that tore through an auto shop on the ground floor of a Kensington apartment building early on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters hurried to quench the four-alarm inferno burning in the mixed-use building on Coney Island Avenue near Church Avenue after being called to the scene at 3:32 am, according to a Fire Department spokesman, who said more than 168 first responders, including some paramedics, rushed to the site.

The battalion fought the flames for roughly three hours before it was under control around 6:56 am, the spokesman said, and its cause is under investigation.

And the five injured firefighters sought treatment at Maimonides Medical Center following the incident, the spokesman said.

Do-gooders with the Red Cross came to the aid of 11 locals whose units sustained damage from the fire, providing temporary housing and emergency funds, according to a rep for the organization, who said any other residents displaced by the blaze should contact the disaster-relief group for assistance.

Victims seeking help can call the Red Cross at (877) RED–CROSS.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 5:22 pm, August 23, 2018
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