Fire breaks out on West 34th Street in Manhattan

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As firefighters battled a blaze in Midtown, West 34th Street filled with smoke.
Credit: @harlem55 via Twitter

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze that erupted in a Midtown building Thursday morning on West 34th Street.

The flames broke out around 8:15 a.m. at 245 W. 34th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues just a block from Madison Square Garden, according to the fire department.

Roughly 106 firefighters and 25 units responded to the fire as the busy Midtown street, which was closed to traffic, filled with smoke.

The fire was brought under control after just under 90 minutes, the FDNY said.

No injuries were immediately reported, the FDNY said.

The building was empty and undergoing demolition, according to the 34th Street Partnership. Conway, a clothing store, used to occupy the space.

The cause of the blaze will be investigated by the Fire Marshall.

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