A late-night high-rise fire brought out a large FDNY response, but thankfully no one was injured.
The fire was on the top floor of the 26-story apartment building known as the Toulaine at 130 West 67th Street. The call came in at 12:02 a.m. on Wednesday and the fire was declared under control at 12:59 a.m. Twenty units with 78 firefighters came to the scene.
One reader told us he could smell smoke four blocks away.
The cause was not immediately clear.
Thanks to Jacqueline for the photos.
This time of the year many fires are started by faulty Christmas light wiring.
Please check your wiring before installing and don’t install if the wiring doesn’t look to be in perfect condition.
Thank you for the warning about Christmas lights. This though had nothing what so ever to do with Christmas lights. It was an apartment renovation that installed new appliances in the kitchen. One of them had shorted out causing a blaze that gutted the renovation. Police and Fire officials still investigating as to the exact cause at this time. Meanwhile a large number of residence are dealing with the aftermath of smoke and water damage.