Officials are trying to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that broke out in the Bronx Sunday.
Fire officials say that the call for the fire came in at 10:37 a.m. in a row of stores in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx.
NY1 is told that the fire started at a corner shoe store and spread to the 99-cent store next door and then to a meat market.
Officials say that the first two stores are completely destroyed and that there is minor damage in the rear of the meat market.
"There's 13 people working inside the store. They lose their job now. They all going home," said Jose Pascal, who owns the meat market. "I feel bad. It's very sad. It's very disappointing."
NY1 was told that a partial roof collapse made it too dangerous for the firefighters to go inside the building.
"Originally, when we pulled up, there was heavy fire in the store," said Acting Deputy Chief William Dunlevy of the FDNY. "We also had some information for our critical information system saying that the rear of the store, their joints weren't in good condition, so we pulled the companies out of the store very quickly."
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.