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7-Alarm Brooklyn Fire Under Control

Monday, July 23, 2012

A seven-alarm fire at a vacant commercial building in Brooklyn has been brought under control by firefighters who battled it for 16 hours.

The fire department says the blaze was contained at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Seven firefighters were injured. Three were taken to a hospital for treatment; their injuries were not immediately known. The other four were treated at the scene.

More than 200 firefighters and 54 units responded to the fire at the former food processing plant at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The two-story brick building is at 3301 Atlantic Avenue in the Cypress Hills section.

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