Breaking: Fire at 2nd Street and the Bowery [Updated]

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 at 12:40 am by

Not too long ago, a three-alarm fire broke out at 21 East Second Street (not the dorm as speculated earlier), between the Bowery and Second Avenue. Eyewitnesses all across Twitter are reporting in excess of a dozen fire vehicles responding to the scene.

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According to NYU News, the first and second floors of 21 East Second Street, which is adjacent to the NYU dorm there, caught on fire.  The Second Street Hall dorm itself is reportedly okay, but students were evacuated as a precaution.  An estimated 138 firefighters battling the situation.

UPDATE 1:18 am: NYU News reports that the fire is extinguished but the block is still fenced off.

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