On Monday afternoon, the New York Fire Department responded to a fire at Bushwick Bakery, located on the first floor of a three-story mixed-use building on Central Avenue and Starr Street. 

The bakery was opened by Jean-Pierre Marquet and Steve Sciacca, owners of Mominette, in 2015. The location had been undergoing construction of new outdoor seating only days prior.

Sciacca told Bushwick Daily the damage was minimal, mainly just smoldering insulation material that produced smoke. He said Bushwick Bakery should be able to open in a few days.

Firefighters outside of Bushwick Bakery.
The upstairs window of the building was seemingly broken in.

The fire, Sciacca further explained, was the result of work being done outside the building. According to a fire department dispatch on Citizen, the fire was in the wall.  

An FDNY spokesperson told Bushwick Daily they responded to the fire at 4:08 p.m. One firefighter was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with minor injuries. A total of 12 units and about 60 members were involved in the response. The fire was under control by 4:42 p.m.

From the exterior of Bushwick Bakery, eviddence of damage.
Bushwick Bakery suffered what its owner Steve Sciacca described as minimal damages.

All photos courtesy of Nicole Allen Viana.

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