A fire gutted a Kensington cellphone shop early Monday morning, reducing the store and its inventory to a pile of char, witnesses say.
“Everything burned down,” said Mir Chowdhury, who works at a medical office located within the same building as the cell store. “Nothing’s left.”
New York’s Bravest were called to battle a blaze inside a first-floor cell store at the Dahill Road building between Louisa Street and Church Avenue at 2:23 a.m. on May 13, sending 12 units of 60 firefighters and paramedics rushing to quell the inferno, which they quenched following an hour-long battle, according to a spokesman for the FDNY.
Two firefighters were later treated for minor injuries resulting from the fire, according to the FDNY spokesman.
Several other first-floor commercial properties located within the building appeared undamaged by the fire Monday afternoon, except for a strong odor of smoke, which caused the manager of a pharmacy located there to leave his doors open despite the chilly temperature.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and is under investigation.