July 30, 2009
Major Fire at 6805 Third Avenue
There was a major fire last night in the apartment house at the southeast corner of 68th Street and Third Avenue. The building appears intact, but I think that all or nearly all the windows on the street side were smashed in. The building appears empty and smoke damaged, including the Sunnydale Farms store on the corner.
I couldn't take a photo this morning but will try to do so this evening.
There was an army of media trucks there at 7am today. A woman reporter from WABC said that everyone got out.
From Brooklyn Paper
WPIX Eleven reports that there were 14 injuries, including 12 firefighters.
Very good video from WABC Channel 7
Photos in NY Post
The fire took place from around 1130 - 2am last night.
There are reports of " severe " damage to the building.
I feel very bad for the residents, and for what appears to be the loss of the Sunnydale Farms deli. For decades, that store has been a clean, friendly place with good prices. The Korean owners were constantly tinkering with the place, trying to make it just a bit nicer and better. I hope that they can reestablish the business soon. I shopped there maybe twice a week, and was there this past Tuesday night.