Friday, October 22, 2010

Why there were fire trucks outside the Christodora House last night

Fire trucks lined up on Avenue B last night a little after 9... here between Ninth Street and 10th Street, in front of the Christodora House... Bob Arihood was on the scene ... he passed along the photos and a narrative...




"... apparently a burning cigarette lodged itself in a sidewalk expansion joint and started a smoldering fire in some combustable packing or form spacer material. Locating the smoldering smoke-producing ember which was kept burning by the natural upward draft of the tall Christodora building took some time. FDNY personnel finally located the burning ember and extingushed it."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And smokers think they don't affect anyone.. . . Walking the streets includes dodging swaying cigarettes in peoples' hands, and butts being thrown about like the sidewalk is a garbage can for flames. And this is not just one age group doing this.

Anonymous said...

I was walking on 1st Avenue near Blackhound Bakery when someone flicked a lit cigarette from an open window down to the pavement and it almost hit me. WTF!!

esquared said...

i'm telling you, man, that noot seear is one hot woman

EV Grieve said...

@esquared

haha! Very true!

Chris Todora said...

I'am so glad it did not burn my building down!