Street Vendor Catches on Fire, Office Workers Come to Rescue
According to Lunch’er Jill a street vendor on 50th and 6th Ave. in front of the Time Life Building caught on fire just after 5 p.m. yesterday (not the cart, but the actual vendor himself):
[It] happened at the exact time I was leaving work on 50th and 6th Ave. right outside the Time Life building. I didn’t see anything but a big crowd. As I was walking through the lobby some lady ran into our building and told a security guard something was on fire. Once I got outside, I asked someone what was up and he said someone was on fire.
The NY Post reported this morning that nearby office workers came to the rescue…
A team of good Samaritans extinguished a food cart owner who caught on fire in midtown yesterday, witnesses and fire officials said. The man, identified by friends as Mohamed, suffered minor burns to his arms and face following the 5:15pm accident on W. 50th Street. He was taken to New York -Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, fire officials said. “People took off their clothes to help him,” said Mohsen Ahmen, who sells hot dogs nearby.
The story was in the paper, but not online for some reason. Not sure which vendor it was, but we wish him a speedy recovery.