A food cart at the Halal Guys’ main street corner, West 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue, caught on fire this morning in an accident that thankfully didn’t injure anyone, but appears to have burned the cart up pretty well.
FDNY officials say the propane tanks sort of randomly combusted around nine o’clock this morning, a few hours before the lunch lines started forming in earnest. DNAinfo reports that a nearby construction crew was able to hustle over with a fire extinguisher and help put the flames out. FDNY then showed up and hosed down the cart and tanks. Officials say it’s not clear what caused the explosion.
If you were thinking about grabbing some of the city’s best chicken and rice, luckily the scorched cart was replaced right away with an undamaged one. One of the many perks of being part of a sprawling food-cart empire with plans of halal global domination.