Fire Breaks Out at Empire State Building, FDNY Says

DNA Info - March 18, 2017

by Aidan Gardiner

MANHATTAN — A fire broke out at the Empire State Building Friday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The blaze started in the basement of a business located inside the iconic skyscraper, at 350 Fifth Ave, about 2:22 p.m., officials said.

About 60 firefighters responded to the scene, bringing the blaze under control at 4:23 p.m., an FDNY spokeswoman said.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.