Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson
Photos by Cristóbal Vivar and Gregg McQueen
A four-alarm fire destroyed a row of Inwood stores on Sunday morning, November 12.
The inferno gutted a string of businesses on Nagle Avenue near Thayer Avenue, and caused six firefighters to be sent to the hospital.
Flames and thick smoke shot high into the air as the fire quickly spread through a half-dozen stores, destroying a dry cleaner, food market, barber shop, liquor store, Chinese food restaurant and the already-shuttered Mi Nido Tavern, which closed in August.
Firefighters arrived at the scene just after 10 a.m., the FDNY said. Before the blaze was brought under control nearly three hours later, 170 firefighters across 40 different units were brought to the scene.
Six firefighters were brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and treated for minor injuries, the FDNY said.