Morning fire damages loading dock in Brooklyn

Firefighters snuff out the remains of the loading dock fire in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday morning. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Fire officials are trying to figure out what started a fire in a loading dock of a six story commercial building in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, fire officials said.

The fire broke out shortly after 10:20 a.m. at 544 Park Avenue off Sanford Street in Williamsburg, officials said. Firefighters found heavy fire blowing out of a one story loading dock area of the building, but evacuated part of the building during the fire.

Fire commanders called an all-hands response, bringing nearly 50 firefighters and EMS personnel.

The fire was under control in 20 minutes, causing damage to the loading dock and to a basement area. No injuries were reported.

The fire will be under investigation by fire marshals, officials said.

Buttercup and Lucas wait to get back into the building after the fire. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Firefighters work to make sure all fire is out in loading bay. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

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