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Firefighters battle dual blazes in Canarsie and East Flatbush

Firefighters battled two Brooklyn fires almost simultaneously on Saturday afternoon.

Just after 12:45 p.m. on June 8, units responded to heavy smoke pouring out from the roof of a two-story attached dwelling near East 78th Street and Flatlands Avenue in Canarsie. More than 100 firefighters used five hose-lines to knock down the main body of the fire, which quickly spread to the building’s cockloft — the area between the ceiling and the roof.

No injuries were reported and the fire was place under control at 1:40 p.m.

Firefighters used three hose-lines to knock down the main body of fire at 950 East 78th Street in Canarsie.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Just as that fire was coming under control, another blaze broke out less than a mile-and-a-half away, near East 53rd Street and Avenue D in East Flatbush.

Firefighters arrived to the second scene to find heavy fire and smoke bursting out of the one-story commercial iron making shop, just feet from of the neighborhood’s longstanding Pepsi facility.

Units deployed four hose-lines to knock down the main body of the fire.

Firefighters work to knock down a fire near the Pepsi facility in East Flatbush.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

No injuries were reported and the fire was deemed under control at 2:35 p.m.

The FDNY’s Fire Marshal’s Office will determine the cause and origin of both fires.

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