Fire in Times Square forces mass evacuation, all hands on deck response
FDNYalerts MAN ALL HANDS 1540 BROADWAY, HIGH RISE FIRE IN PARKING GARAGE STORAGE AREA,— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) November 27, 2017
The fire began around 4:30pm in a storage room of the Midtown Manhattan skyscraper's parking garage, the FDNY said, WCBS reported.
The chaotic scene caused traffic to be closed on 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Trouble in Times Square! 45th Street is CLOSED between 7th and 8th Avenues for this fire. https://t.co/ZBJjbuhtae— WCBS 880 Traffic (@wcbs880traffic) November 27, 2017
The FDNY tweeted out an alert shortly after 5:30pm that the fire was under control.