Tuesday, January 15, 2013

[Updated] Reader report: Christmas trees burn on East Third Street

The FDNY responded to the scene of a fire on East Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B tonight around 8 ... where a pile of discarded Christmas trees caught fire in front of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer... Many thanks to EVG reader Francis Ratna for these shots before the FDNY arrived in force... one neighborhood super helped extinguish the flames ...




There weren't any reports of injuries or any further damage. Another reader noted that firefighters were checking out rooftops on the block for any errant embers...

Updated 1-16:

GammaBlog has more photos and a video here.

15 comments:

marc kehoe said...

this event did yield GREAT photos

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing photos; I hope no one was injured. The second photo with the bike tire on fire is absolutely incredible. (Can we have a photo prize for best photo not by Grieve posted on the blog this year?!?!)

Francis, what did you use to shoot these?

Nestneb said...

And that's our super - Ricki - putting out the fire before the Fire Dept. arrived - yeah!

Francis Ratna said...

I don't think anyone was injured.

I took the photos on a Nexus 4 using the HDR mode.

Anonymous said...

Great pics francis

Marty Wombacher said...

I'm thinking Gruber MacDougal had a hand in this. #Pyromaniac

Hey19 said...

Very cool pics.

BT said...

1) Great photos...

2) This might give ideas to the anti-bicycle folks on 5th street

Anonymous said...

How is this not a hate crime. If they burned menorahs or qurans, the Village Voice would be pissing purple.

Goggla said...

Wow. I agree, great pics!

You can also see some video over at Gammablog:

http://gammablog.com/2013/01/16/xmas-tree-fire-in-front-of-church/

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Better title: Lady Gaga Practices Self-Immolation

Anonymous said...

Love the burning bike

Anonymous said...

Burning bike belongs to "Ghost Rider"

Anonymous said...

Urban yeah yo.

glamma said...

burning bke all the way!
u should put that under the mustache man grieve
; )