The ongoing fireworks around the neighborhood nearly resulted in a major fire early this morning.
An EVG reader shared the following from along Avenue C:
People setting off fireworks from Avenue C and neighboring buildings caused a fire at 1 a.m. on the rooftop of our co-op. Thankfully someone saw it and called the Fire Department and no one was hurt. Our doors were destroyed by the firefighters gaining entry, and an apartment now has considerable water damage as a result of the effort to put out the fire.
The reader then asked a follow-up question that others have asked: "Is there any effort to try and stop people from lighting these fireworks?"
Updated 9 p.m.
And a few more photos from the roof,
Per another building resident: "Part of the brand new roof will need to be replaced, and the apartment below suffered water damage. It could have been much worse, but just goes to show what happens when neighboring buildings set off fireworks from their roof."