Firefighters first got the call at 7:01 p.m., with reports of thick smoke emitting from the 75-foot-by-200-foot, class three fireproof building, according to FDNY officials.
“We transmitted a working fire at 7:04 p.m.,” the representative said.
A second engine was called at 7:11 p.m., a third at 7:27 p.m. and the fourth at 8:55 p.m., the FDNY reported.
One firefighter on scene said they got the call just 10 minutes before responding, and reflected on fighting a similar fire at the same location 10 years earlier.
“With a building like that, in general, you’d probably have a lot of combustible materials, so it could be difficult,” the representative added.
Officials reported the fire was under control by 8:49 a.m. on Wed. morning.