A fire at 640 West End Avenue at 91st Street on Tuesday afternoon brought a large FDNY response, but no one was reported injured.
Sixty firefighters responded to the fire, which was called in at 3:14. They had it under control by 4:09. There was a lot of debris in the apartment, an FDNY spokesman said, and witnesses said firefighters were tossing items out the window as they fought the blaze.
That building is always surrounded by ivy in warmer months. A reader says the “ivy” may actually be Virginia creeper.