Fire consumed six vehicles, including a Mount Sinai ambulance, on the Upper West Side around midnight on Tuesday.
The fire in front of 118 West 73rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus was called into FDNY at 12:04 a.m. on Wednesday, according to an FDNY spokesman. They had knocked the fire out by 12:27 a.m., the spokesman said. There were no injuries reported, implying that no one was in the ambulance was unoccupied at the time of the blaze, the spokesman said.
The video below is by Jordan Davidson, who said she heard loud noises and felt her apartment shake three times, and that a firefighter told her the ambulance may have had a fuel leak.
The blaze was sparked by “a mechanical problem” with the ambulance, according to journalist David Folk Thomas, who spoke with an FDNY lieutenant.
An FDNY spokesman could not confirm the report, saying the fire was under investigation.