1:18PM Fire in a building on 1420 50th Street between 14th and 15th Avenues. [More pictures are being added throughout the day. Click HERE to view]
UPDATE 1:23PM: Fire is in the Klausenberg Yeshiva building. The FDNY is advising that they have multiple fires on the roof of the four story building. Heavy Hatzolah response, with no word on injuries at this time.
UPDATE 1:30PM: The FDNY is requesting a 2nd Alarm response to be transmitted.
UPDATE 1:39PM: The Division Chief is advising that he has fire in some rooms on the 3rd floor, 4th floor, roof, and rear yard. He is also requesting NYPD forthwith to disperse the crowd. Searches are in progress at this time.
UPDATE 1:43PM: The Division Chief is advising that the main body of fire has been knocked down, and the primary searches on the upper floors have been completed and were B”H negative.
UPDATE 2:00PM: The Division Chief has declared the fire “probably will hold”. The searches are all B”H negative and he has declared the fire suspicious (due to the fire originating in many different locations upon FD arrival) and requested the FDNY Marshals to respond.
UPDATE 2:07PM: The Division Chief has requested a 3rd Alarm response to respond for “relief purposes”, and has placed the fire under control.