No one was hurt and no charges have been filed, but several apartments suffered smoke, fire and water damage:
About a hundred firefighters responded to the blaze that started shortly after 4pm Saturday afternoon.
It took about a hundred firefighters an hour to get the blaze under control.
The FDNY says the fire started on an outside patio, possibly from a barbecue too close to the exterior wall of the building.
The blaze spread up the wall of the building and flames then leapt from the burning wall to the building next door.
“Thankfully there were no serious injuries,” said Deputy Chief James McNally.