A HUGE fire broke out at a retail store in New York City on Sunday morning.
Five alarms were set off at the Williamsburg store in Brooklyn, located in a one-story commercial building at Lee Avenue and Williamsburg Street.
Firefighters responded to an emergency call from the area around 11:56am this morning to battle the blaze and as of 1:30pm a total of 168 people were on the scene AM New York subway.
The building’s tenants included “a discount store, a shoe store, a chocolate store, a kosher restaurant, a bridal shop, an optician and an exterminator.”
According to reports from KolHaolamAt least four firefighters were injured trying to put out the fire, one of whom was in critical condition.
It is currently unclear what started the fire.
Officials have urged the public to avoid the area as firefighters remain on duty dousing the blazes.
The Brooklyn fire came just over a month after two New Jersey firefighters were killed after responding to a fire in Newark Harbor.
As previously reported by The US Sun, the fire broke out in five to seven vehicles on the 11th and 12th floors of the container ship Grande Costa D’Avorio.
At that time there were at least 5,000 cars on board the ship.
Shocking images shared on social media showed smoke billowing from the ship, which is owned by Italian company Grimaldi Group The New York Times.
Urgent Mayday calls were sent through the scanner as first responders raced to the port at 9.30pm local time on Wednesday.
Footage showed crews combing the decks with flashlights.
Shortly after the fire brigade fought the flames, the two were found in the ship and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
“Members tried to put out the fire but were pushed back by the intense heat,” Chief Rufus Jackson told the ABC affiliate WABC.
“Two firefighters died while reversing out of the building.”
They were later identified as Augusto Acabou and Wayne Brooks Jr.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called the firefighters’ deaths a “tragedy” for the city.
Fires also continue to rage in Maui, Hawaii, and the death toll has risen to over 100.
Recently, mobile morgues have been deployed and families of the missing have been asked to submit DNA while crews work tirelessly to identify the growing number of bodies found on the island.
It is now reportedly the deadliest US wildfire in modern history.
Hawaii Gov. Josh Green previously said he feared the death toll would double by next week.
“We are prepared for many tragic stories. You’ll probably find 10 to 20 people a day until they’re done. And it will probably take 10 days,” Green said Monday.
“It’s really impossible to guess.”