Fire at Central Park West Building May Have Begun in Vacant Apartment

A fire broke out in a 15th floor apartment at 225 Central Park West between 82nd and 83rd Streets on Wednesday night.

Resident Jessica Anya Blau said the fire started in the apartment next door to her, which is vacant and under renovation. She heard popping and smelled smoke, and then her apartment filled with smoke. Her quick call to 911 allowed firefighters to put it out before it spread far, one firefighter said. The fire was called in at 9:49 p.m. and was under control as of 10:32, according to an FDNY spokesman. The cause is under investigation, the spokesman said.

No injuries were reported. There was no evacuation ordered but some residents came downstairs with their dogs.

Photos and reporting by Lisa Kava.

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    1. BillyNYC says:

      So happy to hear of no injuries and pets have been saved by responsible handlers. Kudos to Ms. Bali for her quick response on calling 911.