According to several readers, a fire broke out on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and Fourth Street early this morning around 4:30. We're still waiting for more details. Slum Goddess has photos and a narrative here. She writes: "everyone was climbing down the fire escapes in the back of the building to get out of there. I think everyone got out safely from what I can tell."
In an e-mail to me, she writes, "It was/is nuts. No one could breathe out there."
Witnesses say the East Village Village Farm on the corner sustained extensive damage. Adrianna Grezak has more photos and information here.
DNAinfo reports that seven residents were treated for minor injuries and six were taken to Beth Israel Hospital after the fire broke out. A cockapoo named Rugby reportedly saved the lives of his owner and roommate.
The first photo is from reader Jeremy...
The rest of the photos here are from reader Special Monkey
Here's a video of firefighters entering entering the building on the upper floors... shot by Kevin Rose.
Here's another video via YouTube ...