The 14th Street Fire Recap

Posted on: May 12th, 2010 at 12:47 pm by

Not too long ago, EV Grieve broke news that a three-alarm fire had broken out on Fourteenth Street.  We were also on the scene as everything went down.

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The fire started a little after 10AM. It appears to have started in either Pete’s-A-Place or the Stuyvesant Grocery on the corner of 14th Street and Avenue A and moved east consuming Pete’s-A-Place pizza parlor and a Jackson-Hewitt tax shop. It looked as though it was going to consume the warehouse-sized Rainbow clothing store but the fire fighters got the fire under control at the last minute. The closest apartment building on Avenue A was also barely spared.

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14th Street from First Avenue to Avenue C is completely closed off as is a small portion of Avenue A. The street is packed with at least a dozen fire trucks and several ambulances. At this time, nobody appears to be hurt. The fire is still simmering.

UPDATE 3:45: 1010 WINS is reporting that the stubborn fire continues to burn.  Also, the five businesses affected by the blaze were completely destroyed.

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Check out EV Grieve for more pictures and content.  Video coming soon.

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