Firefighters Battling Blaze on Essex Street Right Now [Updated]

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 at 8:02 pm by

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Firefighters are currently battling a fire at 153 Essex Street. A half-dozen trucks from the FDNY are parked curbside. Tower ladders in action.

At Street level, it appears the fire is out. But the water is still flowing. Looks like the fancy glass box apartment is the one affected. They’re breaking through the bottom of it…

Update: fire is out. FDNY packing up. Round of applause from gawking neighbors.

Update 2: based on the photos and footage shared across social media, it seems like this was a terrace BBQ gone wrong.

More as it develops.

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