BROOKLYN — More than 100 firefighters responded to a blaze in a Williamsburg building Monday afternoon, officials said.
The fire broke out on the second floor of 277 Graham Ave., near Grand Street, at about 5:13 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said. Flames could soon be seen shooting out several windows in the building, according to photos and video from the scene.
No one was injured and the fire was brought under control at about 6:25 p.m.
A local resident said the fire spread quickly.
"It literally went from nothing to a full blown blaze within 15 seconds," said Steven Watts, 43. "It seemed like it was covered in gasoline because of how fast it went up."
Building resident Richard Lin, 26, said he was in his third-floor apartment when he noticed smoke coming from the carpet. He tried to put out the flames with water while calling the fire department.
“We had to give up and run because it was spreading too fast,” said Lin, adding that he and his father were not sure where they were going to stay after the fire.
Graham Avenue was shut down from Grand Street to Powers Street while firefighters worked to put out the blaze.
One side of the building appeared to be completely charred and firefighters could be seen battling flames on the roof.
Wow. Now the flames show up for my phone even. pic.twitter.com/gCu0bRKzCT— Mike Cherepko (@mikecherepko) July 24, 2017
Ore Bar is located on the first floor of the building, which used to house noted Williamsburg bar Sweet Ups.
The cause was under investigation, according to the FDNY.