The FDNY is investigating what sparked an intense fire that had wind-whipped flames shooting from a luxury Upper East Side apartment building Saturday night.
Officials say the first calls for help came in just before 8:00 pm, for a fire on the sixth floor of a 16-story luxury co-op building at 47 East 88th Street in Carnegie Hill, whose ground level tenants include Madison Fare and M.M.LaFluer.
Ladders were extended from two trucks high above Madison Avenue as firefighters battled the fire raging inside the sixth floor apartment, smashing out the unit’s other windows to release the thick black smoke trapped inside.
The prewar building is described as having “classically designed large apartments” with “wood burning fireplaces,” according to a listing on StreetEasy.
Firefighters were able to knock down all the flames within 40 minutes, declaring the fire under control at 8:36 pm.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.