BY LLOYD MITCHELL
Three firefighters were injured while they battled a two-alarm fire that engulfed an auto repair shop in Brooklyn early on Saturday morning.
Firefighters responded to multiple phone calls for a fire at the Car Center Auto Repair Shop, located at 2499 86 St. off McDonald Avenue in Gravesend, at about 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 16.
The first units on the scene encountered heavy gray smoke and fire emanating from inside the business.
Fire Department sources said the blaze grew to a second alarm at 3:47 a.m., as units operated five hose lines to knock down the main body of fire.
One of the smoke-eaters was listed in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries after tumbling through the roof, prompting a mayday call. He’s being treated at Richmond University Medical Center.
Another firefighter was transported to Lutheran Hospital with a unknown injury. One firefighter was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.
Firefighters also cut a hole in the roof and pulled ceilings to check for hidden fire. Searches of the building were negative.
The fire was placed under control at 5:12 a.m. Saturday. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by FDNY marshals.