Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Brooklyn.
Fire officials say they were called to the Fine Fare supermarket on Remsen Avenue in Brownsville early Saturday afternoon.
The fire apparently started in the basement of the supermarket, and firefighters were on-scene within three minutes as shoppers and workers ran out of the burning store.
"I could see all this smoke from down the street at my house," neighbor Renaldo Bailey said.
The blaze escalated to a four-alarm fire shortly after 2 p.m. Officials said 150 firefighters battled the basement fire and kept it from spreading to nearby businesses.
Neighbors watched as their local supermarket -- a busy marketplace and one of a few food shopping options in the area -- burned.
"We worry about the young people who lost their jobs," witness Deborah Grant said. "Lost opportunity."
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