Viacom Building in Times Square Evacuated after Parking Garage Fire: FDNY

WPIX - November 28, 2017

by ANDREA CAVALLIER

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — Hundreds evacuated the Viacom building in Times Square Monday evening after a fire broke out in the parking garage.

FDNY responded to 1540 Broadway where smoke was pouring into the building from the lower level. The call came in about 4:15 p.m. and the fire was under control by 5:45 p.m.

Officials ordered a partial evacuation of about 120 people. Many others self-evacuated. There was a large emergency response in the area of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in the heart of Times Square.

No injuries have been reported.

Some evacuees reported smelling gas on several of the floors as they fled the building.