Here is a real world example of how quickly a three-alarm fire can spread and severely damage 24 apartments. Two hundred firefighters battled the flames and four firefighters were injured. Witnesses said it was fast, intense and scary. Nearby residents stood by worried the winds wouldn't shift their way.
The 188 Broadway application is proposing 53 apartments in very close proximity to residential homes. The nearby residents worry, with the usual winds coming off the lake and blowing up the fill, a fire could reach the nearby homes very quickly.
The applications's proposed lack of open space does not allow for ample area for emergency vehicles, not if, when a fire occurs. Many could be injured.