2 fires at one Fulton St. building

BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The New York Fire Department is investigating the second fire to break out in two days at a Fulton St. building. Firefighters reportedly evacuated midway through fighting a three-alarm blaze Monday morning after the roof partially collapsed, perhaps due to combined damage from Sunday’s four-alarm blaze.

Fire officials confirmed that the second fire broke out in the upper floors of the five-story building at about 1:55 a.m. on March 18, at 140 Fulton St., which officials say is an entirely commercial building and was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Thirty-three units with a total of 138 members responded.

At about 2:30 a.m., the roof partially collapsed and firefighters were ordered out of the building to conduct exterior operations, which involved two units pumping 1,000 gallons of water per minute through the roof and three handlines from the rear and sides of the building.

The blaze was finally brought under control by 5:19 a.m. One firefighter was reported to have sustained minor injuries and was moved to an area hospital.

The causes of both fires are still under investigation. A Fire Department spokesperson said that the Sunday morning blaze, which began at about 7 a.m. and was under control by 9:38 a.m., was heavy on the second floor and eventually spread throughout the building, while the second fire raged throughout building but started on the upper floors.

Fire department personnel were on the scene for a long period of time Sunday assessing the damage to the building’s structure after the first fire, which had 168 F.D.N.Y. members respond.

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  2. Isn't this Century Realty's offices on the 4th and 5th floor of 140 Fulton?____After Matt Abramyck stole his neighbor's power grand theft 4 times at 385 Greenwich who was caught by Con Ed Theft and Shared Meter repeatedly at Smith & Mills, who obstructed his neighbor's second fire exit by building a partial petition for Smith & Mills, who than started a fire in Century Realty's buildings after Abramcyk made the ceilings fall in so its not safe for his neighbors to go home to their 4000 square foot loft until Smith & Mills vacates or for anyone to legally live above them

  3. This is Century Realty’s offices at 140 Fulton. It looks like it was an IRS fire. This is the 4th fire, 5th accident, 4th building with a big red X because Century’s buildings are no longer safe to enter, the 3rd building Century Realty owns in Lower Manhattan evacauted in under 4 years. This is the same evidence with faulty wiring at 385 Greenwich where they masked themselves as their own tenant Smith & Mills to hot wire the building over what turns out was an illegal business operating on a fraud Certificate of Occupancy where not a single City record even reflects the actual premises. Century Realty is torching their own buildings, staging accidents and starting fires to pull the demo clause in more than 28 buildings south of Canal so far. Its incredible the City didn’t see this building was safe with Severity Class 1 violations but it looks like they are paying off City Inspectors where not a single City record adds up across the board. They nearly killed the tenants at 287 Broadway and 385 Greenwich hot wiring the buildings, starting fires, staging constructions accidents pretending to be restaurants with Matt Abramcyk, Century’s Realty’s real estate broker’s son. The problem is their records just don’t add up where many of these businesses are questionably even legal or comply with code.

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