6 Left Homeless After Lincoln Place Fire

Flames broke out in a seven-story apartment building between Classon and Franklin avenues Wednesday afternoon.

Update: 9:27 p.m.: The Red Cross of Greater New York reports that they provided shelter for six residents forced out of their homes by the fire. Others may have also been forced out, but found shelter with friends or family.

Update: 3:31 p.m.: The FDNY says that one civilian had minor unspecified injuries but refused medical attention.  


A fire broke out on the fifth floor of a Lincoln Place apartment building Wednesday afternoon.

There were no injuries from the blaze, which broke out just before 1:31 p.m. at 519 Lincoln Place between Classon and Franklin avenues, an FDNY spokesman said.

The flames spread to the area between the fifth and sixth floors of the seven-story building, which allows it to spread rapidly.

The fire was classified as a two-alarm fire, meaning that almost twice as many firefighters (100 instead of 60) responded. It was put under control shortly after 2 p.m., the spokesman said.

Have photos from the fire? e-mail them to amy.clark@patch.com or upload them right to this post.

Rich January 23, 2013 at 08:02 PM
No pictures, but I live at 500 Lincoln Place and that is too close for comfort. Glad no one was hurt.
Rich January 23, 2013 at 08:03 PM
BTW, any cause determined for that giant blaze on Washington a few months ago that took down part of the that building on the corner?
Amy Sara Clark January 24, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Rich, Last time I checked, which was several months after the fire, they had no cause. Thanks for the reminder on it, I'll check back again.
RP January 25, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Thanks, Amy. Actually, now that I remember, I spoke with a fireman about it and he said it spread very quickly because, due to construction, the roof was partially removed from the building, feeding it oxygen. That was months ago, though, and he would not guess as to the cause (I am an ex-reporter, so I get pretty persistant ;)


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