Firefighters are evacuating 1,500 people from the Time Life building Firefighters are evacuating 1,500 people from the Time Life building

The Time Life building at 51st and 7th Avenue is Midtown is being evacuated due to a manhole or transformer fire outside of the building, according to the FDNY.

The fire was first reported to the Fire Department at 2:11 p.m. and they are currently in the process of evacuating 1,500 people from the building.

A Fire Department official said that the evacuation was “precautionary” so that they could test the level of carbon monoxide in the building.

 
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