Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Mono + Mono in the East Village

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More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that started at East Village restaurant Mono + Mono at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, the Local East Village reports. Restaurant workers noticed smoke coming from a "wooden structure" housing exhaust fans, DNAinfo reports, which turned quickly into a blaze that produced 35-feet-high flames, according to witnesses. It took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish the fire, which was destructive enough to blow out the windows at the Hells Angels clubhouse on the next block. Despite all this, the massive collection of 30,000 jazz records lining the Korean fried chicken restaurant's dining room was undamaged, and Mono + Mono reps say the restaurant will only be closed for "a few days" while minor repairs are made. [Local East Village/NYT, DNAInfo]