Fire hits First Ave. high-rise
On Friday night March 1 a fire broke out at one of the Village View Houses at 60 First Ave. at E. Fourth St. (behind the trucks, above). More than a half-dozen fire trucks responded. A fire chief on the scene said that the fire was in one room of Apartment 18B on the 18th floor. The chief said there were no civilian casualties but one firefighter suffered a very minor injury. By 7:30 p.m. the fire had been extinguished.