Macy's Evacuated Because of 2-Alarm Fire

According to officials, the fire started just after 8 p.m. in the department store's sub-basement

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    A two-alarm fire inside Macy's flagship store in midtown Manhattan forced the store to be evacuated Friday evening.

    According to officials, the fire started just after 8 p.m. in the department store's sub-basement.

    More than a dozen fire trucks responded to the scene and a stretch of sidewalk on Seventh Avenue between 34th and 35th streets was shut down as crowds of onlookers gathered to watch.

    The fire was brought under control by 9:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported.

    Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. The extent of the damage remains unclear.

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