Fire burns through Chinese Mission in Manhattan

March 9, 2011 3:49:56 AM PST
A second alarm fire burned through the Chinese Mission on the East Side of Manhattan early Wednesday.

Heavy flames shot out the third floor window of the East 35th Street building just after 3 a.m.

A group of Chinese nationals, who apparently live in the building, were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, firefighters quickly put out the flames.

The building houses the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China.