Fire on the Roof of Nathan’s Famous Coney Island


A fire has been reported prior to 11 a.m. this morning at 1310 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, the home of Nathan’s Famous, the frankfurter merchant. The building had been undergoing extensive repairs and renovation following Hurricane Sandy, and had not been yet opened for business. The fire was soon declared under control, and no damage estimates are yet available. Stay tuned to FiTR for further news.

Here’s the original tweet from @NYCFireWire

Update: According to the NY Post, the fire started at 9:45 a.m. as a result of ongoing contruction. It was extinguished in 20 minutes.