Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fire on Avenue A and Houston

[Top photo via WCBS]

Much more to come.

Per NY1:

Firefighters are currently battling a three-alarm fire on the roof and upper floors of a building in the East Village.

About 188 firefighters from 33 units are putting out the flames, according to the FDNY.

Black smoke rising from the fire could be seen throughout much of Lower Manhattan.

Houston Street has been reportedly closed to traffic.

It is not yet known how the hot weather contributed towards the fire.


Anonymous said...

i was there!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Me too. I stood and watched the aftermath from about 6:30 - 8:20. Talked to interesting neighbors just there to bear witness as I was. Love this town. Glad to hear no one was injured.