A firefighter was rushed to Coney Island Hospital’s Trauma Center on Tuesday, Dec. 30, after a portion of a wall in a three-story building collapsed, resulting in an injury to his shoulder. The three-alarm fire occurred at 222 Kings Highway. Nine other firefighters and eight civilians were treated for minor injuries.
The fire began in a Collector’s Fantasy Store on the first floor. It was considered difficult to contain because of the strong wind gusts. – Norma Rodriguez