UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — Several cars were engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning on an Upper West Side street after an ambulance exploded, an FDNY spokesman said.
The explosion occurred around midnight on West 73rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, fire officials said. As the ambulance burned, the fire spread to parked cars on the street, fire officials said. Several cars that caught fire suffered serious damage, according to photos and videos taken at the scene.
As the fire raged, popping sounds could be heard, according to video from the scene.