There Was Also a Fire In the UES

March 27, 2015 | Prachi Gupta

While firefighters were beating back the remaining flames of the seven-alarm fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in the East Village, smoke-eaters on the Upper East Side were dealing with their own three-alarm fire on 66th Street. Though eclipsed by coverage of the more impressive and dangerous flames farther south, ABC News reports the 1:30 AM fire ripped through 28 apartments. Five firefighters suffered minor injuries, but all residents reportedly made it out safely.

According to DNAinfo, the fire was extinguished by 3:15 AM. 138 firefighters were at the scene.

Another fire broke out in Fire Island, damaging multiple buildings. No injuries were reported, however.