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5 People Hurt in Woops! Cafe Fire, FDNY Says

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | February 24, 2016 8:11am 

 The fire tore through 552 Driggs Ave., the FDNY said.
The fire tore through 552 Driggs Ave., the FDNY said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Five people were hurt when a fire tore through Woops! cafe on Driggs Avenue Wednesday morning, officials said.

The blaze erupted in the rear of the cafe at 548 Driggs Ave., near Seventh Street, just minutes after 7 a.m. and climbed into the apartment above, according to FDNY Deputy Chief Kevin Woods.

"There was heavy smoke throughout [and] fire in one apartment on that second floor," Woods said.

One tenant managed to scramble to safety using the fire escape, but firefighters had to rescue others, Woods said.

"We pulled two people form the window on the second floor," Woods said.

One civilian was treated for minor injuries at Beth Israel and three firefighters were treated for minor injuries at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an FDNY spokesman said.

Staff at the bakery appeared to take the fire in stride, posting indomitable messages to social media.

About 106 firefighters brought the blaze under control by 8:20 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Woops!, which has various locations throughout the Tri-State area, specializes in making French macarons.

Woops! would be closed until further notice, staff posted to Facebook.


Woops! a fire broke out in our Williamsburg building's location. Thank goodness, everyone is safe and sound, but sadly,...

Posted by Woops on Wednesday, February 24, 2016