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There was a fire this afternoon on Lafayette Street, and Eric Brown took some photographs that are on Flickr. And what we found interesting is that the fire seems to be on the roof - most fires we see seem to come from the inside of the building. We hope no one was hurt. [Related: There was another brush fire in Staten Island's Great Kills area last night...arson or just brush fire season?]

And a reader writes to us that the intense wind just "elevated" a piece of masonry from a East 9th Street brownstone and hit him on the head! He reported it to the Department of Buildings and is now headed to St. Vincent's, so be very careful out there. [The building was not under construction or renovation.]