Firefighters quickly knocked down an all-hands kitchen fire at a Crown Heights apartment building on Thursday morning.
The department received a call about fire and smoke on the top floor at 1090 Eastern Parkway just after 11:30 a.m., and 60 firefighters responded to the scene, according to the FDNY. Upon arrival, they spotted flames flickering through a door at the rear of the building, where the blaze had broken out. Members used three hose-lines to knock down the body of fire, and searches throughout the apartment and building were negative — no one was home when the fire began.
The fire was officially placed under control at 12:34 p.m. with no injuries. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
According to city records, 1090 Eastern Parkway has wracked up a number of unresolved violations with the Department of Buildings and Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Tenants have complained of broken faucets, mice and roaches, mold, faulty carbon monoxide detectors, and blocked fire exits, according to HPD. In 2021, the building was repeatedly cited for construction without a permit.
Additional reporting by Kirstyn Brendlen.