Massive fire damages 4 stores on East Burnside Avenue in Tremont

Firefighters are investigating a massive fire that severely damaged four businesses on East Burnside Avenue Sunday morning. The fire sparked inside Fino's Menswear and Shoes

Officials say the blaze started at a menswear store located at 82 East Burnside Ave.

Officials say the blaze started at a menswear store located at 82 East Burnside Ave. (3/23/14)

TREMONT - Firefighters are investigating a massive fire that severely damaged four businesses on East Burnside Avenue Sunday morning.

The fire sparked inside Fino's Menswear and Shoes and the flames and smoke were so intense, a section of the building's roof collapsed. The fire quickly spread to a discount shop, a cellphone store and La Marketa Meats.

Jose Pastel, who owns the meat shop, called it "disappointing" to have to rebuild his store over again.

Residents in the area say they're upset over the loss of four businesses in the neighborhood's busy shopping area. They're also worried about the employees who worked at the stores.

Three firefighters were injured battling the fire.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title 3 Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title
US director Barry Jenkins (C) speaks after 4 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards
Authorities say 10 people were injured when a 5 10 injured in Morrisania apartment fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Two businesses were destroyed and two were damaged Neighbors upset after fire damages shops

Residents say they're devastated at the loss of multiple stores on East Burnside Avenue in

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE