Breaking: Heavy Fire on the Roof of 165 Orchard Street [Updated]
Shortly after 11am, a fire broke out on the roof of 165 Orchard Street. Heavy smoke was seen billowing into the sky from all points of the Lower East Side. Firefighters responded, reportedly searched, and found no injuries at this time.
It’s unclear what sparked this blaze. Tar beach is certainly closed for the duration.
Drop us a line if you live in the building.
Update 11:33am: the fire is now under control. No injuries reported.
The fire is on Orchard, just above Rivington. Police are arriving, and if you look closely in the video, someone is on a platform to reach the top of the building pic.twitter.com/ky1Z3XvPR9
— Diamond Naga Siu (@diamondnagasiu) June 29, 2019
Big Fire in the Lower East Side possibly Orchard and Allen pic.twitter.com/rvUsK1Mv4F
— Sierra Jackson (@_sierrajackson_) June 29, 2019