A 7-Alarm fire tore through three residential Chinatown buildings just after midnight last night. The blaze injured 33 people, including 29 members of the FDNY. Fortunately, no one was killed. Here's the scene this morning.
The fire was largely extinguished around 8:00 Monday morning. But three trucks--two with extended cranes--remained three hours later as light smoke could still be seen around the intersection of Eldridge and Grand Streets.
38 of the 40 windows of a six-story building at 285 Grand St. were completely blown out. Small clouds of smoke came from 289 Grand St., the corner building next door. One window in that building, some shards at the edges, looked like it had been shattered by entering firemen. The blaze began in a first-floor store at 283 Grand Street before spreading to the other two buildings, according to reports.