Fire Causes Evacuation at Viacom Building in Times Square

NY Post - November 28, 2017

by Gina Daidone and Olga Ginzburg

A fire broke out in the Viacom building in Times Square on Monday evening, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 people, officials said.

Approximately 84 firefighters responded to the 45-story building on 45th Street and Broadway around 4:15 p.m. after reports of smoke in a basement parking garage, officials said.

It was under control by 5:30 p.m., according to an FDNY spokesperson.

Building employees at the scene said they heard the fire alarm but thought nothing of it until an announcement to evacuate was made over the intercom.

No injures were reported, authorities said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.