Fire Breaks Out in Penthouse of Midtown Hotel

By Ben Fractenberg on September 6, 2011 5:43pm | Updated on September 6, 2011 5:58pm

A fire broke out inside the Kimberly Hotel at 145 E. 50th St. on Mon., Sept. 7, 2011, the FDNY said.
A fire broke out inside the Kimberly Hotel at 145 E. 50th St. on Mon., Sept. 7, 2011, the FDNY said.
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MIDTOWN — A grease fire broke out inside the penthouse bar of an East 50th Street hotel Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The blaze started in a deep fryer inside the Hotel Kimberly's 31st-floor rooftop lounge at 145 E. 50th St., between Lexington and Third avenues, about 4:45 p.m., an FDNY source said at the scene.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, officials added.

Hotel guests were evacuated to the lobby area as firefighters battled the blaze, which was brought under control at 5:08 p.m., the FDNY said.

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