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Major Fire Breaks Out in East Village Building Housing Sushi Restaurant Uogashi

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Three civilians and 11 firefighters were injured

Fire located on First Avenue in East Village
Fire located on First Avenue in East Village
Photo via FDNY

As of this morning, the FDNY was still working to put out a six-alarm fire that broke out before 2 a.m. on the first floor of a five-story apartment building on First Avenue between 11th and 12th streets — a property that houses sushi restaurant Uogashi.

While the fire is still under investigation, a fire official on the scene noted that they’re “pretty sure” it started inside the restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of the building, according to a briefing from FDNY. Three civilians received non-life-threatening injuries in the fire, along with 11 firefighters, according to the FDNY.

An official cause of the fire remains unclear, according to a spokesperson for the department. Photos of the scene show the restaurant and rest of the building — which contains apartments — engulfed in smoke. There was enough smoke to close down East Side Community High School and P.S. 19 Asher Levy.

Uogashi opened in 2017 and is known as a solid affordable omakase option in the area. Calls and messages to the restaurant have not yet been answered.

The incident is still ongoing, so stay tuned for updates.


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