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Times Square high-rise in smoke, building evacuated

Times Square high-rise in smoke, building  evacuated
New York firefighters are battling a blaze on the 33rd floor of a high-rise in Times Square.

A fire broke out around 5 PM local time at 1515 Broadway, also known as One Astor Plaza, the headquarters of Viacom and home of MTV studios. It was reportedly electrical in nature.

Smoke condition on 33rd floor @Viacom building 7th Ave. Evacuating floors 30 and below #FDNY#Engine7#Rescue1#NYCpic.twitter.com/Pbtw5uWH8X

— KINGOFNYHACKS (@KINGOFNYHACKS) June 10, 2015

Smoke condition on 33rd floor @Viacom building 7th Ave. Evacuating floors 30 and below #FDNY#Engine7#Rescue1#nycpic.twitter.com/povtwAoiJZ

— KINGOFNYHACKS (@KINGOFNYHACKS) June 10, 2015

@FDNY responding to high rise smoke/fire on 45th and bway. #nyc#fdnypic.twitter.com/892jx9wCsK

— Joey Stamp (@Asteroid_blue) June 10, 2015

At least six fire trucks crowded the busy intersection with 45th street. No injuries have been reported.

The 745-foot (227 m) building was completed in 1972, and was originally known as the W.T. Grand Building.

DEVELOPING: FDNY responds to fire in Times Square high-rise http://t.co/v4MHhVma3Qpic.twitter.com/JMrhIfApjS

— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) June 10, 2015

The first 30 floors of the building have been evacuated. The New York fire department (FDNY) is reporting the “smoke condition” is under control, however.

Social media photos show as many as nine fire engines in front of the building, and traffic on Broadway brought to a standstill.

.@FDNY responding to smoke condition at One Astor Plaza in Time Square - @Bogs4NYpic.twitter.com/OERusNTfbB

— Jason Calabretta (@JasonCalabretta) June 10, 2015

Times Square evacuation. Fun times. #fire#timessquare#viacombuildingpic.twitter.com/tET6Cs3TQG

— jessica lynn (@jesscinsky) June 10, 2015

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