High-Rise Fire at Jacob Riis Houses

photo(35)Suzanne Rozdeba

The Jacob Riis Houses, still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, were hit by a fire early this morning.

The blaze erupted in a 13th-floor apartment shortly before 12:50 a.m. and was under control within half an hour, the fire department said. There were no injuries.

Residents of the high-rise on East 10th Street, between Avenue D and FDR Drive, told The Local that a woman and her son lived in the apartment, and were temporarily relocated.

“Hopefully they’ll be able to have a good Thanksgiving,” said one neighbor. “Thank God they’re okay.”

Suzanne Rozdeba contributed reporting.