Friday, February 4, 2011

Report: Fire destroys apartment in the Jacob Riis Houses

Patrick Hedlund at DNAinfo reports that a fire broke out last night around 11:30 inside a sixth-floor apartment in the Jacob Riis Houses on 10th Street and Avenue D. Sixty firefighters responded to the fire, getting it under control by 12:16 p.m. According to the DNA story:

No one was hurt in the blaze, and the cause is still under investigation, the FDNY said.

Paola Gutierrez, 24, of Brooklyn said the apartment belongs to her 59-year-old grandmother, who hasn't lived there in almost a year since she had to check into the hospital for unspecified ailments.

[Photo by Patrick Hedlund/DNAinfo]

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