Here's a look this morning at 328 E. 14th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Early yesterday, the FDNY responded to a two-alarm fire that reportedly started inside Artichoke shortly after the pizzeria closed at 5 a.m.
Here's more via the Post:
The fire spread from the ground level to second- and third-floor apartments through walls in the six-story building, according to the FDNY.
A manager said he called 911 after a neighbor texted him a photo of the burning building.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 6:27 a.m. There were no injuries, and it is not clear how the fire started, officials said.
One fire source said the blaze did not appear to have been intentionally set.
The city posted vacate notices on Artichoke ... and the newish Alibaba Smoke Shop next door (which does not look to have sustained any damage)...
Artichoke has yet to comment on the fire, at least via their website or social media properties.
As you can see, most of the windows facing 14th Street have been boarded up. One 328 resident left this comment on yesterday's post: "Few of us have been displaced and need to find a new home because of the extensive damage to our apartments."
The 14th Street Y down the block opened its doors for residents ... and the Red Cross was on the scene to provide immediate assistance.