Things That Were or Are Now on Fire (in New York)

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Back here at FireBlog HQ — where we’re launching a bigger and better than ever Fire Blog 2.0 — we noticed huge plumes of smoke coming from the East Village, perhaps around 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. After 10 minutes, the smoke dissipated. We’ll keep an eye on @FDNY for updates.

Back here at FireBlog HQ — where we’re launching a bigger and better than ever Fire Blog 2.0 — we noticed huge plumes of smoke coming from the East Village, perhaps around 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. After 10 minutes, the smoke dissipated. We’ll keep an eye on @FDNY for updates.

Brownstoner reports that a major fire has broken out at 5th and 17th in Park Slope at an Associated supermarket. The apartments above are also affected by the blaze and the entire block was filled with smoke. [Brownstoner]

Brownstoner reports that a major fire has broken out at 5th and 17th in Park Slope at an Associated supermarket. The apartments above are also affected by the blaze and the entire block was filled with smoke. [Brownstoner]

A civilian sends the above photo to Brownstoner, citing a manhole fire on 5th Avenue and Carroll Street. Have new pics? Send to fireblog@hotmail.com.

A civilian sends the above photo to Brownstoner, citing a manhole fire on 5th Avenue and Carroll Street. Have new pics? Send to fireblog@hotmail.com.

The tenement building at 538 East 14th Street is the scene of an early-morning blaze this East Village Sunday (the second on this block recently). Residents evacuated to 14th Street as shouts of “fire!” broke up the quiet morning hour. Lots of smoke but no visible flames pouring out of Otto’s Shrunken Head, the building’s longtime street-level tiki bar. Big emergency response, including Alphabet City’s own 11 Truck, and the smoke cleared in about 20 minutes with no signs of injuries. Damage to Otto’s, and its highly flammable supply of high-proof Bacardi rum, is unclear at this moment. DEVELOPING…

UPDATE: EV Grieve reports that an Otto’s employee tried to battle the blaze with a fire extinguisher before FDNY showed up. Still no word on what caused the fire.

DNA Info reports that a fire broke out in the back of Midtown restaurant Naples 45 today around 1 PM. Even though the alarm went off and the place smelled like seafood, the diners kept on eating in the dining room, which was unaffected by the back room blaze. [DNA Info]

DNA Info reports that a fire broke out in the back of Midtown restaurant Naples 45 today around 1 PM. Even though the alarm went off and the place smelled like seafood, the diners kept on eating in the dining room, which was unaffected by the back room blaze. [DNA Info]

Eater reports that popular Greenwich Village restaurant Joseph Leonard suffered a major fire early this morning. No one was hurt, but it’s unclear when the restaurant will be fully repaired and operational. [Eater NY]

Eater reports that popular Greenwich Village restaurant Joseph Leonard suffered a major fire early this morning. No one was hurt, but it’s unclear when the restaurant will be fully repaired and operational. [Eater NY]

Smoke, trucks, firefighters just spotted on 3rd Avenue and 12th St.

Smoke, trucks, firefighters just spotted on 3rd Avenue and 12th St.

BREAKING: Electrical wires have started a manhole fire on Clinton and DeGraw in Cobble Hill. Only a small amount of smoke is coming from the manhole, but firefighters have completely blocked off the intersection.

According to EVGrieve, multiple manhole fires on East 7th Street between First Ave. and  Ave. A this morning led to the evacuation of two residential buildings. [EVG]

According to EVGrieve, multiple manhole fires on East 7th Street between First Ave. and  Ave. A this morning led to the evacuation of two residential buildings. [EVG]

L Train Service Suspended Due to Fire

Gothamist reports that all L train service is currently (11 AM) suspended due to a fire on the tracks. Click through to read some pretty awesome disgruntled tweets from people who didn’t make it to work on time this morning. Check here for updates. [Gothamist]