High-Rise Fire at 1 Centre Street, NYC Municipal Building, Forces Evacuation

The 40-story building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge houses numerous city agencies

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Firefighters are battling a fire on the eighth floor of 1 Centre Street in Manhattan, a historic building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge that houses many city government offices. See video of the building from Chopper 4.

Firefighters are battling a fire on the eighth floor of 1 Centre Street in Manhattan, a historic building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge that houses many city government offices. See video of the building from Chopper 4.

Three people had minor injuries in a fire at 1 Centre Street in Manhattan, a historic building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge that houses many city government offices, officials say.

The fire was on the eighth floor of the historic 100-year-old building, which stands 40 stories and is among the largest government office buildings in the world.

FDNY said the bottom 22 floors of the building were evacuated.

A civilian was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, the FDNY said. Two firefighters were being treated for minor injuries. 

The offices of the city comptroller, the public advocate and the Manhattan borough president are in 1 Centre Street, along with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Numerous other city agencies are also located in the building, which is next to NYPD headquarters.

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