News Fire envelops Kips Bay building at 203 East 26th St. May 7, 2015 5:35 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet 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 We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.