A chain reaction car fire on 58th Street between First and Second avenues spread down the block and reached the First Avenue bike lane before it was contained.
Firefighters had trouble putting out the fire because the driver of the blue van parked too close to the nearest hydrant. Seven cars were damaged or destroyed.
Streetsblog reader Joe Enoch lives on the block and sent us this footage. "It's easy to forget that we give up free street space to vehicles packed with gallons of incredibly dangerous flammables immediately next to where we live," he said.