Firefighters are at Kings Plaza Shopping Center on Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue, responding to a minor fire at the mall.
We’re told there are five trucks on Avenue U. Some readers have said that the fire is in the ceiling at Macy’s, though another notes that FDNY radio calls indicated it was in a ventilation shaft serving Sbarro’s.
It appears the fire broke out shortly after 9:30 a.m.
The fire has been put out, but the fire trucks remain on the scene, causing significant traffic delays on Avenue U. Authorities are diverting drivers away from Avenue U, with eastbound traffic directed up East 55th Street and westbound traffic going up Flatbush Avenue.