BROOKLYN — Six people were hurt and 26 displaced in a large fire that tore through a mixed-use Sunset Park building Sunday evening, officials said.
The flames started in the basement of 4324 Fourth Ave., near 44th Street, about 5:45 p.m. and quickly climbed to the top of the three-story building, which houses apartments on its upper floors and a Tacos El Bronco restaurant at street level, FDNY officials said.
Four civilians and two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals, an FDNY spokesman said.
The American Red Cross also dispatched teams to the blaze and offered emergency housing to 13 families comprising 26 people, officials said.
The nearly 140 firefighters who responded brought the blaze under control about 7 p.m., the FDNY spokesman said.
Fire marshals were investigating what sparked the flames, according to the FDNY.
Tacos El Bronco was in the middle of dinner service when the fire began but no one from the restaurant was hurt, according to an employee.
Although the restaurant on Fourth Avenue was expected to remain closed Monday, its taco trucks were set to be at their usual spots in Sunset Park, the worker said.