Yesterday morning, the FDNY reported to a fire at 540 E. Fifth St. (The address was actually 536.)
MAN ALL HANDS 540 E 5 ST, MULTIPLE DWELLING FIRE ON 1ST FLR,— FDNY (@FDNY) March 29, 2015
[Photo via @salim]
The FDNY gave the all clear after 30 minutes … however, according to a resident in the building, there was some damage to the kitchen at Tuome, the well-regarded restaurant that opened last August.
Per the resident: "Tuome is gone for at least a week, maybe more. It was an oil fire from their kitchen that had started as early as 7am when I smelled it from upstairs."
The restaurant was closed last night during normal business hours. We weren't able to track down anyone to verify the length of the closure. There isn't any mention of the fire on the Tuome website or social media properties.
The only noticeable remainder from the fire on the outside is…
Minca Ramen Factory, which shares the address, was open per usual yesterday.