BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Brockton firefighter was hurt battling a fire that burned through businesses Thursday morning.

Officials said the fire was in the attic and was shooting through the roof, which later collapsed in several areas.

Firefighters arrived around 1:30 a.m. Two people were seen leaving the basement below the mixed-use building, but no one was inside when they arrived.

The firefighter who was transported from the scene was injured after getting her leg stuck in one of the multiple ladders used to combat the blaze. She is expected to fully recover.

“It doesn’t matter if the fire’s out, whatever, this is a dangerous scene because once a building catches on fire, it is actually disintegrating and it’s basically destroying itself. So everything we do to it is trying to put that fire out,” fire officials said.

The heat overnight was a factor on the firefighters working to battle the blaze. Crews were still working to put out hot spots at 7 a.m.

The owners of Khalil’s Kitchen woke up to find the business they started during the pandemic destroyed.

“I honestly don’t know what to feel. We’ve done everything we can to keep it open. Now this is the only way it’s going away,” they said.

The only item salvaged from the blaze was a framed picture of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

“So everybody that was on the wall meant something to us. And what he meant to us was not giving up and we always get challenged day in and day out and this is probably one of the biggest ones,” the owners said.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

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