A fire in Harlem in a building being used for the Ed Norton-directed “Motherless Brooklyn” late Thursday night claimed the life of one firefighter that responded to the blaze and seriously wounded two other responders. Three civilians were also injured, per AP.
Michael R. Davidson, 37, was “critically injured” in the 5-alarm fire and died later at Harlem Hospital, the New York City Fire Department announced early Friday morning.
Reports say the fire began in the cellar of the building. Shooting was not taking place at the time of the fire, though crew were present when the fire began.
“Motherless Brooklyn” is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem about a detective suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome. The film is written and directed by Ed Norton and stars Bruce Willis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and is planned for release in 2019.
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