24 Jul 2012 01:53 PM EST
-by Rebecca Baird-Remba, Staff Writer; Image: The Cypress Hill Fire (Image Source: FDNY on Twitter)
A massive blaze tore through a vacant factory in Cypress Hills for more than 16 hours Monday night, fire officials said.
DNAinfo reports that the fire began around 3:30 p.m. Monday at Chloe Foods Corporation, located at 3301 Atlantic Avenue.
Firefighters were finally able to bring the blaze under control at 7:27 a.m. this morning, said FDNY Deputy Chief John Papa. Investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire.
Approximately 230 firefighters from 54 units were brought in to fight the blaze, according to an FDNY spokesman.
Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries. Four were treated at the scene and three others were transported to a local hospital.
Since the building is vacant and doesn’t have occupants, firefighters battled the blaze from the outside.
The seven-alarm fire also knocked out train service in the area throughout the night. The J train, which runs through the nearby Crescent Street station, has been bypassing that stop in both directions. However, service was restored at about 9:30 a.m.
Investigators may be at the building through Wednesday, Papa said.
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