A fire on Friday at 120 West 91st Street started after someone tossed a lit cigarette down a garbage chute, according to Borough President Gale Brewer, who lives nearby. The building between Columbus and Amsterdam is part of the Wise Towers.
“Congrats 2 FDNY. I saw almost 100 fire fighters & EMS. Army of trucks. Much appreciated,” she wrote on Twitter.
No one was reported injured, according to Brewer; a tenant association leader helped convince one person to get to safety to avoid smoke inhalation.