Fire Breaks Out On The Roof Of The New York Fed

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Dozens of firefighters are fighting a blaze which broke out on the top of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NBC New York reports. The fire broke out sometime before 8:40 p.m. on the roof of the 14-story building at 33 Liberty St. in Lower Manhattan, the location of the world's biggest gold vault as Simon Gruber knows too well.

Several videos show numerous fire trucks at the scene around 9 p.m. 

Contrary to recurring rumors that the fire was created from excess money creation, the FDNY said that a generator on the roof of the building caused the fire in a chimney, although the severity of the damage to the building is not known.

No injuries have been reported.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve system, the central banking system of the United States. As previously reported, the world's most important trading desk, also known as the "Plunge Protection Team", is located on the 9th floor of the New York Fed.

Here are some snapshots.

Blake Gwinn, left, and James White in the operations room at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)







A Trader Monitors Four Computer Screens on the Open Market Trading Desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)






Open Market Trading Floor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (source)







And just because...


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toady's picture

Let the motherfucker burn!

07564111's picture

no no. audit first then follow with stakes and fires. ;)

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Aren't the feds meant to get soon a new lead - that would explain it, the old guard needs to clean-up the sheet before the arrival of the new guard.

Manthong's picture


Somebody needs to tell Dudley to quit lighting his farts.

WTFRLY's picture

This shit gets better every day, one can only imagine what they were doing in there. Leave it to ZH to bring me a gut laugh at the Joominati at this hour.

JLee2027's picture

Your house? One FireTruck, 10 minutes late.

Federal Reserve? Every Firetruck in a mad scramble. 


You can't make up reality. It's just way funnier than even South Park.

Backin2006's picture

Shredders are a lot safer!

tenpanhandle's picture

They raised the debt ceiling higher than the sprinkler system.

bloostar's picture

Or they’re trying to reduce their $4T balance sheet ‘by unconventional means’.

beemasters's picture

Yellen: Audit?? The fire ate it all.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

Damn you fools but I said light a fire under their asses, not the roof!

Good reason but to move all that luverly AU metal to a 'safe' location in case of another obvious Russian sponsored terrrrorist attack (or diversion).

Plenty room in 'other' vaults when SHTF or 'Goldfinger' event and someone comes looking for obvious place of pet rock storage. 


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttockski

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Probably some kind of satanic ritual got out of hand throwing Yellen a farewell party.

Lumberjack's picture

Yellen and Weinstein were playing 'Naked and Afraid'. Looks like they really did make a friction fire...details forth cuming!

Ahmeexnal's picture

FED banksters spontaneously combusting?  WE CAN ONLY HOPE!!

brockhardman's picture

Breaking News: Lone gunman robs NY Fed and takes all the gold. <— still more believable than Vegas story. Probably only has 3-4 bars left anyway.

JuliaS's picture

Suspect in question is believed to be Conan the Barbarian.

sickavme's picture

Paper shredding machines DO have a thermal limit...



SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Musta been those 20,000 paper gold contracts set on fire Friday morning at the jobs release in about 2 minutes

Not A Doug's picture

Building collapse imminent. BBC has already reported it fell.

G_T_A_44's picture

That Gold has been gone a loooooooooooong time. Ask Rubinscube.

SoDamnMad's picture

They were up on the roof burning stacks of $100 bills with Hillary's portrait on them. Choke

Rusty Shorts's picture

It will collapse in its own footprint. Why? Because.

HRClinton's picture

It will collapse into its own footprint, but only if they use jet fuel (kerosene).

Urban Roman's picture

It will not. Because Russians.

KansasCrude's picture

Why not it works for the Pentagon

lil dirtball's picture

"We don't need no water, let the mutherfucker burn!

Burn, mutherfucker, burn!"

Ol' Wilson B. Goode inspired music.

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

I have it from a good source that gold and silver don't burn like the man's confetti

and they are water proof as well.

BarkingCat's picture

Silver will tarnish but gold....always shinny

ReasonForLife's picture

Why, so they can spend milions more $s of taxpayer funds to rebuild it?

yogibear's picture

With William Dudley in there.

Raffie's picture

Wonder what books and records they will destroy to blame on the fire. 

Bet it's gonna be a good lie. 

*gets popcorn*

tmosley's picture

"It's not our fault, all the gold burned up! There's nothing left. We CERTAINLY didn't sell it all on the open market to supress prices!"

Kagemusho's picture

"...all the gold burned up!"

Oh, shit, musta have laughed for maybe 30 seconds on that one. Good shot!

But, you know, CNBC is just dumb enough to try that...

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Aren't the feds meant to get soon a new lead - that would explain it, the old guard needs to clean-up the sheet before the arrival of the new guard.

HardlyZero's picture

Baby's on fire
Better throw her in the water
Look at her laughing
Like a heifer to the slaughter


Brian Eno ,1973


Hokkaido Bear's picture

That's the smell of tungsten and gold-colored paint burning.

spanish inquisition's picture

Fed "Unfortunately, all the gold in the vault was destroyed during the fire on the roof."

peddling-fiction's picture

"Wonder what books and records they will destroy to blame on the fire."

At least a cruise missile was saved for airport runways.

WillyGroper's picture

ferreting out more gold through sub-terrane tunnels.

they know the shit's about to hit the fan & djt is nads deep init.


HRClinton's picture

No, but they might have to use QE4, to offset losses. 

G_T_A_44's picture

Phone Logs from Treasury------->Goldman----->NYFed.