There was a kitchen fire at Fred’s restaurant, at 202 West 83rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Tuesday night.
“The call came in at 10:52 p.m,” the FDNY reported. “12 units and 60 fire personnel arrived and put water on the fire. It was under control by 11:40 p.m. There were no injuries.”
From photos we’ve received the restaurant appears to have sustained serious damage, and the windows were boarded up as of Wednesday morning.
Fred’s has been around since 1997.
Tipster Ed Hersh called it a “tragic development.”
“They have been so wonderful about staying open for delivery and folks have been trying to support them and their workers,” he wrote.
The restaurant had temporarily closed on Tuesday. “We are taking a brief ‘paws’ in delivery and pickup in order to get our hard working kitchen and delivery staff a break,” Fred’s said on its website. They had a link where people could buy gift certificates.
UPDATE: Fred’s has started a GoFundMe.
Thanks to Heather for the photo