BREAKING: Blaze in Two Bridges!

Posted on: May 14th, 2009 at 10:09 pm by

10:09 PM: The smell of smoke in the Lower East Side is overbearing right now, thanks to a blaze in the Two Bridges neighborhood. What seems like the entire downtown firefighter force is gathered near the Hong Kong Supermarket at the corner of Pike and East Broadway. Smoke is billowing from the structures; hundreds of onlookers watching on the sidelines. EXCLUSIVE UPDATES, PICTURES, AND VIDEO BELOW!!

UPDATE 10:09 PM: Video and Pictures
UPDATE 10:40 PM: Thanks to all the readers for submitting their stories!
UPDATE 11:16 PM: Fire is still smoldering. Looks like it’s isolated in the building adjacent to the Hong Kong Supermarket
Update 12:16 AM:
Tower Ladder 9 is still spraying the supermarket and nearby buildings. Other fire trucks are starting to pack up the hoses. An unnamed FDNY officer says that “the whole supermarket burned down” and that “we will be here all night.” We thanked him for all his hard work and service to the city.

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