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Early Edition: April 15

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Grand Street Fire: Scaffolding and Demolition

Posted April 14, 2010 at 7:59 am

Early yesterday morning, the mother of all cranes showed up to the fire scene  outside of 283-285 Grand Street.  By nightfall, the crowd control barriers were repositioned along the perimeter to allow for limited sidewalk access from Eldridge.  As of today, scaffolding is in place and Grand Street proper, between Allen and Forsyth, remains sealed […]

Grand Street Fire: Body Pulled from Building

Last modified April 13, 2010 at 9:10 am

The devastating fire that ripped through 283-285 Grand Street has reportedly claimed its first victim. The Associated Press news wire is reporting that the body of an elderly man was pulled from the smoldering tenement building.

Early Edition: April 13

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283 Grand Street: Morning After the Fire

Last modified April 12, 2010 at 8:33 am

Shortly before midnight last night, a seven-alarm fire tore through 283 Grand Street, and spread to 285.  This morning, the scene remains active.

Fire at 283 Grand Street

Last modified April 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

We are on scene at the corner of Grand and Allen Street where a huge blaze is tearing through a tenement building at 283 Grand Street. The streets are packed with first responders and rubberneckers, while helicopters circle up above.  Pictures and video to come. UPDATE 12:31 am: The cavalry continues to roll in, sirens […]

Fighting Fire in the Driving Rain

Posted March 16, 2010 at 6:17 am

Noontime this past Saturday, Fort Pitt Tower Ladder 18 was busy extinguishing a car engine fire in the driving rain.  The event transpired in the southbound lane on Allen Street, just below Delancey.

Essex Dental Office at 143 Essex Temporarily Closed

Last modified February 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

Essex Dental Office, one of the ground floor tenants of 143 Essex Street, is reportedly sidelined for the next few days.  This temporary closure is most likely due to damages sustained during the fire which broke out last Thursday night.

Fire on Essex Street

Last modified February 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

As we speak firefighters are gearing up outside 143 Essex Street. A ton of fire trucks and first responders are on scene. More details and pictures to follow… UPDATE: according to a bystander, the fire occured about 9:45 at the top floor of the tenement building. Some of the trucks are now leaving, but a […]

Early Edition: February 1

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