The controversial Prospect Park West Bike Lane got a non-bicycle workout today when residents of a nursing home at 1 Prospect Park West were evacuated due to a basement fire. Luckily everyone appears to be fine now.

According to the FDNY there was a basement fire in a nine-story, brick Prospect Park Residence. It was reported at 1:36 p.m. FDNY quickly arrived on the scene and had the fire under control at 2:12 p.m. (though the fire trucks kept arriving well after the fire was under control). A rep from the nursing home tells us that "everything is now under control and residents are back inside."