After the overnight 6-alarm fire at 188 First Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street... one northbound traffic lane has been reopened for vehicular traffic, per the NYPD.
• The MTA reports that the M15 bus won't make any local stops on First Avenue between St. Mark's Place and 13th Street.
• There are now a reported 17 injuries, which includes 14 firefighters. None of the injuries were deemed life-threatening.
As for No. 188 and surrounding buildings...
Update from inter agency meeting with @nycoem— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) October 3, 2018
Northbound traffic on 1 Ave will remain closed until further notice, please avoid the are is possible.
3 Buildings have been evacuated and will remain empty until @NYCDOB checks the structure’s integrity. #EastVillage #NYC pic.twitter.com/W1jJwemVbg
Updated 2:45 p.m.
EVG reader dog shares this photo... apparently there has been a flare up, in the words of the NYPD, in the rear of No. 188...
And per the 9th Precinct....
An estimated 20 FDNY trucks remain at the scene, per dwg.