Last night, there were two big three alarms fires in the city. NY1 reports that over 100 firefighters responded to the fires in Queens and SoHo. The Queens fire occured in Bayside, and "destroyed a furniture store that had been in business for 20 years, damaged a Carvel ice cream shop and gutted several apartments." The SoHo fire, was at West Broadway and Spring, the building where the Emporio Armani store is located. Reader aj wilhelm has photos of the fire on Flickr and it looks bonkers - and it was really smokey for a couple blocks. The authorities do not know what caused either fire.
Photograph of the SoHo fire from aj wilhelm on Flickr