[Photo via @tropical_drank]
Firefighters responded to an early-morning fire on Avenue A and East 12th Street (500 E. 12th St. via @FDNYAlerts) ... the FDNY declared the top-floor fire under control after 20 minutes...
MAN ALL HANDS 500 E 12TH STREET, MULTIPLE DWELLING FIRE ON 5TH FLR, UNDER CONTROL— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) June 2, 2016
As this time we haven't heard any more details, such as injuries ...or cause of the fire.
The top-floor apartments appears to have been destroyed...
[Photo by Christine Champagne]
Updated 7 p.m.
There is a partial vacate order now on the front door...according to DOB records, the partial vacate is just for unit 12, where the fire started (readers and sources at the scene say that a cigarette that wasn't entirely extinguished started the blaze).
The DOB also says that other minor damages from smoke and water were observed in units 3,6,7,8 and 9.