FDNY Truck Crashes Into Children's Clothing Store in Brooklyn; 6 Hurt

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A New York City fire truck crashed into a vehicle and a building as firefighters were responding to a call late Sunday, leaving six people with minor injuries.

The engine was responding to a house fire in Brooklyn around 11:30 p.m. when it collided with a Mercedes near Avenue U and East 4th Street in Gravesend and smashed into a children's clothing store.

The Mercedes driver and five firefighters were taken to local hospitals but all are expected to be OK, officials said.

The fire truck's impact left significant damage to a wall shared between two buildings on Avenue U, according to the Department of Buildings.

Multiple residents living in the two buildings were ordered to vacate while engineers investigate the scene or work to stabilize and repair the damage.

DOB says all evacuated tenants were offered emergency relocation assistance.

The investigation is ongoing.

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