Fire damages Briggs Avenue businesses in Kingsbridge Heights

THE BRONX - A fast-moving three-alarm fire ripped through a row of businesses in Kingsbridge Heights. 

Officials say it started at Nizao Grocery Store on Briggs Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. and quickly spread to a Chinese restaurant next door. Express Pharmacy and Briggs Family Pediatrics were also damaged. 

Firefighters had the flames under control in less than an hour and say no one was hurt. 

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The Buildings Department issued a vacate order on all four affected businesses. Owners say they’re overwhelmed by how much it will take to rebuild. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. 


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