Volume 77 / Number 47 - April 23 - 29, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Villager photo by David McCabe
Cool rooftop setting gets way too hot on Hudson St.
Last Friday evening firefighters responded in force to 632 Hudson St. between Horatio and Jane Sts. after a raging fire broke out atop the building. Tim Heaton, a Fire Department spokesperson, said the blaze was called in at 5:30 p.m. and was an all-hands fire, to which 12 trucks and 60 firefighters responded. Heaton said the flames, which began in the roof decking under a gazebo, were brought under control by 6:09 p.m. He said fire marshals are still investigating the cause but that it is not deemed suspicious. The rooftop is used as an event space.