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

Monday, Oct 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:19 AM EDT
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Macy's Evacuated Because of 2-Alarm Fire

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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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