72nd Street Barricaded Due to Apartment Fire

A fourth floor apartment fire took place at 228 West 72nd Street on the evening of March 5. A reader informed us that the entire block was barricaded and that when she arrived home in her Lyft, the driver couldn’t couldn’t make his way through.

She saw a huge crowd of onlookers, a ladder extended to the apartment window, and a large number of firefighters and paramedics.

We reached out to the FDNY press office and were thankfully informed that there were no injuries. The fire was under control by 10:10pm.

Photos by Laura F:

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  1. Jay March 8, 2021

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