Monday, April 12, 2010

Huge Chinatown Fire Visible From Brooklyn Heights

Taken from a window in Brooklyn Heights, you can actually see the flames from a six seven-alarm fire burning right now at 285 Grand Street (in Chinatown) in Manhattan.Those evenly-spaced lights are on the Manhattan Bridge. 285 Grand is a commercial 6-story multiple-dwelling building. Fire was reported raging through all floors of the building.

(Multiple fire engines and trucks from Brooklyn raced over the bridge to the scene.)

UPDATE: Here's some video from the ground.

UPDATE: There are more than 30 engines and 15 20 trucks on the scene, and 24 chiefs.

UPDATE:  More video here. And here.

UPDATE: More photos on flickr.

UPDATE: 1:15 a.m.  firefighters starting to get a handle on the fire, though it is not yet officially under control.

1:32 a.m.: Multiple links here

Photo by MK Metz

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