[Update below]: The fire is under control] If you've been looking at the sky above the West Side of Manhattan and wondered why there's a huge plume of black smoke, it's because there's a two-alarm fire at Pier 97 at West 57th Street and 12th Avenue (the West Side Highway). The Department of Sanitation has a warehouse there, it's believed there are several trailers on fire.

Update: Now it's a three alarm fire.

Update, 4:50 p.m.: According to NY1, a fire broke out in a garbage trailer but now the FDNY has it under control: "DOS officials say the fire took place at their facilities at Pier 97 on 57th Street and 12th Avenue, where they house salt reserves, trucks and other equipment. Sanitation Supervisor Gilbert Keyes told NY1 that DOS workers lost what they had stored in the piers' lockers, and that employees reporting for the 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. shift will still need to continue their work. Consolidated Edison officials said that the utility was called in to turn off the power at the pier so that the firefighters could enter the scene."