Fire at 283 Grand Street

Posted on: April 11th, 2010 at 11:49 pm by

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 echoing through the streets. Much of the visible blaze seems to be tamed, plumes of smoke billowing out of 283 Grand.  Fire spread to 285 Grand.  By all counts, seems to be a seven alarm fire.

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UPDATE 1:00 am: Much of the crowds have dispersed. Police cleared out Sara D. Roosevelt Park and deemed it closed. We were told that everyone made it out okay. Reports unconfirmed, though. More pictures added.


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