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Cry Me a River

Due to a fire alarm, River has been evacuated. Overheard from one of the tens of residents milling around aimlessly outside, “My room smelled like a scone…is that a bad thing?”

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Two cars collided a short while ago near Amsterdam and 105th, and there were reports of a loud bang and a fire afterward. The fire is out now after a quick response from the FDNY and everybody has been removed from the wreck, but you may have still smelled the thick smoke.

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In  Hidden Talents, Bwog exposes your classmates as the strange and glorious wunderkinder they truly are. Below, Bwog’s Embers Enthusiast, Atira Main, interviews the vivacious vixen Reina deBeers, a fire breather. If you know a stunt double, hostage negotiator, or curling champion who’d like to be profiled, email us at tips@bwog.com. You may have seen […]

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Just after the conclusion of the Japan benefit concert at Miller, a horde of fire trucks pulled up outside Dodge, in response to a real fire. After hearing from the FDNY that the source was a copier, a student developing photos in the darkroom in Dodge confirmed that a laser printer was the origin of […]

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Hundreds of freshmen are stranded outside of John Jay tonight due to a fire-related incident. Multiple people Bwog talked to indicate that they saw smoke coming out of trash chutes and saw smoke in the hallways, even on the highest floors. A popular theory amongst the stranded is that someone threw something flammable or ignited […]

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EC resident Ye Liu spotted these plumes of smoke rising over Harlem. We’ll keep you updated when we find out more. Update: The fire appears to be coming from under a train bridge in East Harlem near 138th St. No word yet on what caused the fire. The fire was at the Harlem Metro North […]

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Oh NO, Not Again?!

After a devastating fire left Morningside Heights brunch enthusiasts sans Eggs Benedict from the Gods for 6 long months, Bwog was extremely concerned about a tip received from disconcerted patron Laura Gabriele while dining at Community Food and Juice last night. Ms. Gabriele’s server informed her that there was a possibility that some sort of […]

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Bwog has received many tips of a fire (a real one, not like those ones that wake you up at 2 a.m.) in 616, on 116th and Riverside.  The building has been evacuated and firefighters are “smashing” windows. Eegad! Tipster Samantha Child reports: “Fire fighters are throwing all of her belongings out the window, including […]

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It’s Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil thinks there’s more winter coming. Staten Island Chuck, though, forecasts an early spring.  In any case, if you see Ned Ryerson, run. Or start ice sculpting. (Gothamist) From our comments: reader Pantsless sent in this awesome time-shifting map of New York. (Kottke) Firefighters rescued a man and a woman […]

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Fire Alarm Downtown

Fire alarm in Harmony. Stop Drop And Roll Expert Sean Zimmerman sends this photo of the fire trucks outside.

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An eagle-eyed member of Columbia’s secret safety patrol has spotted what appears to be a violation of OSHA regulations and New York fire codes in the Butler 213 computer lab. Labels on a fire extinguisher in the lab indicate the fire-fighting device is 10 years overdue for its routine servicing—the series of tests that ensure […]

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The free-speech-on-campus group FIRE has released its new report on free speech at Columbia, giving the university a “red light” rating. FIRE took issue with the broad wording of the policy, which “defines ‘sexual harassment’ as ‘any unwanted sexual attention.’ Sexual harassment can also include a “hostile environment,” which includes “love letters,” “sexist jokes” and […]

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Though most Nussbaum residents can return to their rooms by 8 p.m. tonight, the effects of the Community Food and Juice fire may be felt for weeks to come. Housing officials say repairs are still in progress and some building utilities will be phased back into operation over the coming days. One elevator will be […]

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Seven fire trucks and emergency management vehicles have congregated outside of the Nussbaum block this morning as smoke seeps out of the lower level. Nussbaum residents have been evacuated, though fire officials seem to be focusing their efforts on entering Community Food and Juice, where most of the smoke appears to be coming from. UPDATE […]

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A special late night note: Housing Services’s Laundry Fire Experts have issued a diagnosis for the “small fire” that smoked out Quad residents (including SEAS prospies) on Friday night. “The fire was caused by an overload of clothing in one of the dryers. Many of the items in the dryer were synthetic, which compounded the […]

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