Around 3:40 this afternoon, an all-hands fire broke out atop an apartment building at East 13th Street and 3rd Avenue. Many will recognize this building as the home of the adorable rooftop cottage that reportedly just sold for $4.4 million. In photos, flames and black smoke appear to be coming from the middle of the rooftop along 13th Street. StreetEasy shows that there are three penthouses in the building, so it's possible that the fire originated in one of the other units and not the cottage that faces Third Avenue. At this point, it's unclear if anyone was hurt, but we will update as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: The fire was extinguished in under an hour. No injuries have been reported.
MAN ALL HANDS 109 3RD AVE, MIXED OCCUPANCY FIRE ON THE ROOF,— FDNY (@FDNY) August 27, 2015
Huge fire at 13th and 3rd. Top of the building. Poor EV. pic.twitter.com/QEMLUe5ZXO— Dana Drori (@danazoedrori) August 27, 2015
Manhattan: Box 0471 at 109 3rd Ave FDNY using all hands fire on the roof of a mixed occupancy. pic.twitter.com/R4PqnBZndt— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) August 27, 2015
Never seen anything like this. Fire in the east village in the building next door. These firemen are so brave; seeing them work so hard to keep people safe (people they know and people they've never met or ever will meet) was incredibly inspiring. Thank you, FDNY. So much respect. It's very sad about the apartment but I think they have the fire contained now. #FDNY #fire #eastvillage