A two alarm fire tore through a 4-story building in Williamsburg this morning. Nobody was injured, and ordinarily this probably wouldn't merit mention, but this video of the fire is pretty intense:
The building is located on Devoe between Leonard and Lorimer, and right behind an apartment occupied by Brian Ries, who writes for Free Williamsburg. He liveblogged the fire, and said, "Upstairs neighbor can see a burned out jeep in the lot next to the library, directly alongside the wall where the fire started in the building…Everybody is safe according to the FDNY guys. Can’t ask for a much better turnout than that." (Though it would have kicked the video up a notch if the building at least had some M80s inside.) The FDNY put it out in 18 minutes, according to Ries.