FDNY: Massive fire contained at East Flatbush tire shop

An investigation is underway into what caused a massive overnight fire inside an East Flatbush tire shop.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2021, 10:15 AM

Updated 1,030 days ago

Share:

A massive overnight fire broke out at an East Flatbush tire shop.
The FDNY says no one was hurt during the fire that erupted at the business on the corner of Church Avenue and East 57th Street around 2:30 a.m.
The fire chief on scene says there were racks of tires on fire and burning debris.
Crews worked to keep the fire from spreading as they were also concerned that the flames would jump to the commercial building next door or any of the homes.
Valerie Darden was working at a McDonald's across the street. She said she and her co-workers called 911 and watched in worry as the flames shot up into the air.
"The sparks, they were just falling on top of McDonald's roof, so I was scared because we could feel the heat from the fire," Darden said.
She said she feels bad for the owners of the shop.
"He's so friendly, he tips the workers, he buys his big breakfast and I love the lady that owns it as well. They're so friendly. They come every morning," Darden said.
The fire marshal's office was on scene throughout the day sifting through the debris to try to determine a cause.


More from News 12
0:43
NYPD: Victims identified, arrest made in fatal Fordham crash that killed 2

NYPD: Victims identified, arrest made in fatal Fordham crash that killed 2

1:22
STORM WATCH: Cloudy skies and a scattered thunderstorm tonight in New York City

STORM WATCH: Cloudy skies and a scattered thunderstorm tonight in New York City

1:27
NYPD deploys resources to places of worship amid increased Middle East tensions

NYPD deploys resources to places of worship amid increased Middle East tensions

0:28
Israel hails ‘success’ in blocking Iran’s unprecedented attack. Biden now seeks diplomatic response

Israel hails ‘success’ in blocking Iran’s unprecedented attack. Biden now seeks diplomatic response

1:27
Lickety Split Ice Cream in City Island to mark 20 years in business

Lickety Split Ice Cream in City Island to mark 20 years in business

0:35
2 men arrested, accused in Fordham jewelry store armed robbery

2 men arrested, accused in Fordham jewelry store armed robbery

0:58
Police: 3 New York City residents arrested for organized retail theft at New Jersey mall

Police: 3 New York City residents arrested for organized retail theft at New Jersey mall

MTA police: Man punched 9-year-old girl in face at Grand Central Terminal

MTA police: Man punched 9-year-old girl in face at Grand Central Terminal

1:41
Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

1:32
NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

0:32
NYPD: 3 suspects wanted for armed taxi robbery in Clason Point

NYPD: 3 suspects wanted for armed taxi robbery in Clason Point

1:39
What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

0:22
Police: 14-year-old girl from Soundview reported missing

Police: 14-year-old girl from Soundview reported missing

1:38
Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

1:35
CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

2:12
Family in mourning after loved one fatally struck by car in Concourse Village hit-and-run

Family in mourning after loved one fatally struck by car in Concourse Village hit-and-run

0:50
NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

0:44
Bronx mother indicted on murder, manslaughter charges in death of twins in Mount Hope

Bronx mother indicted on murder, manslaughter charges in death of twins in Mount Hope

1:53
Community members worry for safety of pets, children over used needles scattered across South Bronx park

Community members worry for safety of pets, children over used needles scattered across South Bronx park

1:15
Garifuna culture showcase takes over the Bronx this Saturday

Garifuna culture showcase takes over the Bronx this Saturday