What? Say it ain’t so!
Early reports from bystanders are saying that firefighters are responding to a fire in or around the Times Square branch of Midtown Comics, one of the retailers of note in New York City.
Initial statements from those close on the scene say that they believe there was a grease fire from one of the restaurants below Midtown. These reports have also stated that the fire currently does not seem catastrophic to the comics institution, although with so many flammable objects in the store, that could change.
Obviously, take all this with a grain of salt, as this stuff is still breaking. More news to come as it arrives…
UPDATE: Here’s the official statement from Midtown Comics, seen on their Twitter feed:
Everything is OK! The place below us had a flame up. All the comics are safe and we are open! Of all the days to catch fire it had to be WED
Glad to see that the store is taking this in good stride. More news to come if we get it!