She was hot for the FDNY.
Christine Cuocolo, 34, started out as a typical firefighter buff, one of legions of groupies to the hunky heroes.
But her desire to get close to the smoke eaters spiraled into a Fatal Attraction-like nightmare.
Cuocolo, a Midtown IRS employee, created several social-media identities, including FDNY Chicky, batcavesfiregirl 26 a reference to the Engine Co. 26 nickname, Bat Cave and midtownsixtyfive girl, for Engine Co. 65.
She joined a mushrooming number of online groups that honor the Bravest, such as Support FDNY, FDNY Midtown, and NYC Fire Wire. The groups, whose memberships have skyrocketed since 9/11, follow the Fire Department with the same intensity as young Justin Bieber fans.
Some buffs listen to scanners and chase sirens, taking spectacular action shots of blazes to display as trophies. You guys are sooo awesome, a female fan recently cooed on one page.
Cuocolo, who showed off a scanner, crafted YouTube videos and slide shows lovingly depicting her favorite engine companies.
She brought plates of cookies to firehouses to show support because I respect them, Cuocolo told The Post.
She also confessed to crushes on firefighters at Engine 65 on 43rd Street off Sixth Avenue and a desire to date them.
Yeah, I did at one time, she said in a tiny, child-like voice. It was a couple [firefighters]. I dont remember who right now.
But Cuocolo popped by so often she also brought flowers and memorial plaques for the fallen the crews grew uneasy. FDNY rules permit visitors inside firehouses only during open houses; they cant just hang out...