High-rise office building evacuated in Manhattan after fire breaks out on 23rd floor

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Jim Dolan reports live from Hudson Yards with the latest on the building fire. (Left: @dargov_ via Twitter | Right: Photo/Ramon Ray)

Fire broke out in a high-rise office building in Manhattan Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations and a large fire department response.

The fire happened at about 3 p.m. in the 23rd floor of a 55-story office building at 10 Hudson Yards. The address is 501 West 30th Street.

Here's video from Eyewitness News viewer Ramon Ray showing firefighters inside the building:


FDNY officials said a small electrical fire started on the 23rd floor, prompting four floors to be evacuated.

People as far up as the 50th floor walked down the stairs to get out to safety -- just as a precaution.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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