Huge Fire Tears Through Staten Island Stores, FDNY Says

By Aidan Gardiner and Nicholas Rizzi  on February 24, 2014 7:48am

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 A huge fire tore through three businesses in Port Richmond, including a C-Town Supermarket.
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STATEN ISLAND — Nearly 140 firefighters spent three hours battling a massive Port Richmond blaze that tore through several businesses on Monday morning, the FDNY said.

The fire started about 3 a.m. on the first floor of 131 Bennett St., which is listed as Gyrolicious Greek Sandwich Shop, an FDNY spokesman said.

It burned until about 6 a.m. when it was finally brought under control, the spokesman said.

The fire engulfed a stretch of store fronts from Bennett Street to Port Richmond, which included the Iglesia de Evangelizacion Misionera and the C-Town Supermarket, which opened in 2012.

No injuries were immediately reported, the FDNY said.

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