NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five firefighters were hurt battling a large fire Monday in Coney Island.
The flames broke out just before 6 a.m. at a two-story commercial building on Mermaid Avenue.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Fire officials said poor ventilation and heavy smoke made the fire extremely difficult to fight.READ MORE: Stocks Slump As Investors Fret About Fed And China's Evergrande Group
No one was inside the building when first responders arrived, and it’s unclear how it started.MORE NEWS: De Blasio: Isaabdul Karim, Parolee Who Died Sunday At Rikers, Not Among 191 Set For Release
The injured firefighters suffered heat-related injuries and were all expected to be OK.