Reader Rob Abruzzese snapped these pics late last night at the corner of Bay 29th Street and Benson Avenue.
Rob says he was woken up at around 2:30 a.m. by the sound of breaking glass.
“I went out to see what was going on and there were about 10-15 fire trucks and police cars responding to a fire,” Rob told Bensonhurst Bean. “It was on a building Bay 29th St on the corner of Benson Ave. The apartments that took the brunt of the damage were directly on the corner of the building in the 4th and 5th floors.”
Fortunately the consensus among bystanders, as well as an EMT Rob spoke to, was that no one was seriously hurt in the early morning blaze.
“I asked a couple people on the street and one EMT if anybody was hurt and the general answer was probably not (nobody knew for sure).”
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to jteutonico [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.