MAN ALL HANDS 224 AVE B, MIXED OCCUPANCY FIRE IN BASEMENT AND WALLS,
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 22, 2013
Firefighters are at the scene at 224 Avenue B...
Per EVG reader Derrick Loris, who took these photos: "Light smoke, sound of saws.... got under control pretty quick. Never saw a flame."
Standing by for more information.
Updated 11 a.m.
Per Derrick, who is at the scene:
"Amor Bakery is the victim of the fire at 224 Avenue B. No extension into the floors above or Mona's is the word at the moment..."
Updated 11:40 a.m.
And from ace photographer East Village Hawkeye...
Per East Village Hawkeye: "A tenant's husband was allowed to remain in building with his cats, so that may confirm the danger was minimal."
Updated 12:31 p.m.
A resident at 224 Avenue B shares a few photos from inside the building...
Per the resident: "Roof above the bakery was torn off. (Photo above) You can see the debris discarded in one of the pics. FDNY did not require us to evacuate and were in my unit several times during the course of the fire to check for smoke ..."
The resident noted that the apartment shown in the photos had been vacant...