The emergency services experts quickly responded to reports of a fire in a neighbour's home and they were able to put out the flames before they reached the Will & Grace star's pad.

Debra posted a photo of the firefighters at work on Instagram on Tuesday and added the caption: "The brave men from the NYFD in my apartment fighting a roaring fire next door. 330am. Terrifying."

Fans quickly responded, wishing the actress and her family all the best after the scare.

The blaze drama comes nine days after Messing and her Will & Grace castmates reunited for a photoshoot ahead of the show's revival.

"Spent the last 3 days with these loons & boy, are my arms tired. @DebraMessing @SeanHayes @MeganOMullally #Will&Grace," co-star Eric Mccormack captioned a photo of himself, Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally which he posted on Twitter on 5 March (17).