By Carol Tannenhauser
The FDNY responded to what was originally thought to be a maintenance hole (previously known as a manhole) fire at 65th Street and West End Avenue at 3:48 p.m., Wednesday, an FDNY spokesperson told West Side Rag.
Six to eight units were dispatched with about 30 firefighters for what turned out to be a fire caused by “rubbish and debris” underneath a metal plate in the area of construction work on the roadway.
“Our friends in construction helped us out,” the spokesperson said. There were no injuries.
“The sidewalk is closed, but vehicular traffic continues to move at 65th and West End, albeit with more than a little horn honking as firefighters direct traffic,” tipster Linda Schleider wrote at 4:11 pm.