The fire broke out around 6:15 a.m, and kept Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters busy for several hours, according to a CBS News report (http://cbsloc.al/15cqO5m).
The fire started in a detached garage behind a building and then extended to other structures. Heavy smoke engulfed the area and could be seen for miles around. The fire also disrupted subway service in the area.
At least 11 buildings caught fire and were either destroyed or damaged. The FDNY said 10 firefighters were taken to a hospital with minor injuries and a pedestrian was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.