Buildings Department assesses fire damage on East Burnside Avenue in Tremont

The three-alarm blaze engulfed four shops on Sunday morning. (3/24/14)

THE BRONX - The city's Buildings Department is assessing the structures of four Tremont stores engulfed in a three-alarm fire. 

More than 130 firefighters battled the massive blaze Sunday, which started at Fino's Menswear and Shoes on East Burnside Avenue and caused a section of the building's roof to collapse. 

The flames quickly spread to a discount shop, a cellphone store and La Marketa Meats. Dozens of people are now out of work as business owners begin the long process of rebuilding their livelihoods. 

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Con Edison is also making sure that there are no gas or electrical risks from the affected stores. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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