Fire Rips Through Manhattan Building, Killing Two Dogs

NY Post - December 28, 2016

by Gabriella Bass

A fast-moving blaze ripped through a four-story apartment building Monday on Manhattan’s East Side.

None of the tenants in the six-unit building at 122 Lexington Ave. off 28th Street was injured, but a resident, who asked not to be identified, noted that two dogs belonging to a neighbor had died.

“It was terrible,” she said.

The fire started in a fourth-floor apartment and spread to the third floor and roof, officials said. A restaurant on the ground floor was also badly damaged.

Officials said the third- and fourth-floor tenants would not be able to return Monday night, but some of the second-floor apartment might be habitable.

The blaze, which started around 6 p.m. and was under control 20 minutes later, sent three firefighters to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.