'I don’t know how we’ll survive': Multiple Norwood businesses damaged in massive fire

Smoke filled the air as FDNY crew members attempted to put out the flames at the commercial building on Baindridge Avenue.

News 12 Staff

and Samantha Chaney

Oct 10, 2023, 10:17 AM

Updated 194 days ago

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Multiple businesses were destroyed in a four-alarm fire Tuesday morning in Norwood.
Smoke filled the air as 168 FDNY crew members attempted to put out flames at a commercial strip on Bainbridge Avenue and East 204/206 St.
“We have a small business, we take care of our families and a couple employees were working,” said Mdmamun Bhuiyan, the owner of Shahjalal Grocery and Verity Inc. The Bangladeshi grocery store sits among those completely destroyed by the fire that started before 4 a.m., according to authorities.
What makes matters worse is that Bhuiyan has already dealt with a similar situation. In April 2009, News 12 reported a destructive fire that authorities say started at a bakery two doors down.
He says his business only experienced minor damages that time. Now, it's completely destroyed.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.


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