Fire Trucks, But No Cause For Alarm, on Seventh Street

trucksStephen Rex Brown

The Local spotted fire trucks on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Avenue A around 6:15 p.m., when the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (on the same block) tweeted, “And the block is burning down again (hope not!). 5 truck.” A fire on East Sixth Street sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday, but this one seemed to be no cause for alarm: Shortly after its initial tweet, the ice cream shop issued the following update along with a photo of two of its employees posing with a firefighter: “Our block had numerous false alarms. A bunch of firemen have taken to waiting out the calls in our shop- OK BY US.” A spokesperson for the F.D.N.Y. confirmed there have been no active fires in the area. No word on the firefighters’ favorite flavor of soft-serve.