News Fire envelops Kips Bay building at 203 East 26th St. May 7, 2015 5:35 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A small commercial building in Kips Bay was enveloped in flames Thursday, snarling traffic as 25 units of the FDNY -- 106 firefighters and EMS personnel -- responded to the two-alarm blaze. Firefighters extinguished the fire within 45 minutes. The first alarm of fire at the two-story brick building at 203 East 26th St. was sounded at 2:47 p.m.; the fire was extinguished by 3:28 p.m. "Part of it (the fire) was on the roof: We don't know where it started," said a spokesman for the FDNY. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, said the spokesman. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.