Fire damages two Bronx businesses, partially damages nearby church

An early morning fire on 182nd Street destroyed some businesses and partially damaged a church.

The fire began around 5 a.m. on 182nd Street and Southern Boulevard in a dry cleaning store. The blaze quickly spread to tax and insurance company, causing severe damage to both businesses. Part of a nearby church was also affected by the fire.

Two firefighters were injured fighting the blaze, which took almost 40 minutes to control.

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