- Last Updated: 5:11 PM, July 15, 2012
- Posted: 4:24 PM, July 15, 2012
Faulty electrical wiring is to blame for yesterday’s three-alarm blaze that scorched part of the South Street Seaport’s boardwalk, fire officials said.
The wires — which are located under Pier 17 and provide power to its lights, vending machines and kiosk outlets — sparked a blaze that send huge plumes of smoke billowing through the Lower Manhattan tourist spot at about 4 p.m., officials said.
Approximately 150 firefighters brought the flames under control by 6 p.m. No one was hurt.