• The blast was reported on the sixth floor of 60 East 9th Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village at 5.45pm on Wednesday 
  • Plumes of smoke billowed from the building as crowds gathered in the street 
  • The pre-war building has 214 luxury apartments 

Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

An ‘explosion’ has been reported in Greenwich Village apartment building. 

Plumes of smoke billowed from 60 East 9th street after the blast at around 5.45pm on Wednesday.

The New York Fire Department received reports of a fire on the sixth floor of the luxury co-op building a 5.45pm. 

Several fire trucks raced to the scene to battle the blaze. Witnesses described hearing a bang shortly before the smoke plumed.

An FDNY spokesman could not give further details on Wednesday evening. 

‘It’s a developing situation, so far there are no injuries reported but it is developing,’ they told DailyMail.com.  

Smoke billowed from 60 East 9th street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village on Wednesday shortly after an 'explosion' was heard on the top floor of the luxury co-op apartment building

Smoke billowed from 60 East 9th street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village on Wednesday shortly after an 'explosion' was heard on the top floor of the luxury co-op apartment building

Smoke billowed from 60 East 9th street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Wednesday shortly after an ‘explosion’ was heard on the top floor of the luxury co-op apartment building

Four FDNY fire trucks raced to the scene as crowds gathered outside in the street  

Four FDNY fire trucks raced to the scene as crowds gathered outside in the street  

Four FDNY fire trucks raced to the scene as crowds gathered outside in the street  

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