Fire Breaks Out at Historic Bank Building on Lower East Side

A fire broke out at a historic bank building on the Lower East Side Monday evening. 

It's not clear what sparked the blaze of the roof of the six-story building at 190 Bowery, formerly Germania Bank.

Photos posted to social media show large flames and black smoke billowing from the building. 

The fire burned for about 30 minutes before firefighters knocked it out. 

The landmarked building was sold two years ago for $55 million, The Real Deal reports

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