Luxe Penthouse up in Smoke

NY Post - January 08, 2012


A raging fire destroyed a luxurious, multimillion-dollar penthouse on the Upper East Side last night, authorities said.

The blaze started at 7:50 p.m. at 2 East End Ave., quickly engulfing the three-floor penthouse in flames.

It took firefighters more than an hour to get the inferno under control, the FDNY said.

The triplex penthouse was taken off the market about six months ago after being listed for $14.95 million.

The 6,700 square-foot condo has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a grand staircase.

The FDNY said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Seven firefighters were treated for minor injuries.