Fire breaks out in NYC municipal building in Lower Manhattan

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Evacuation outside centre st.

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Firefighters were called to a New York City municipal building Friday afternoon after a blaze broke out on the eighth floor.

The fire began around 5 p.m. at 1 Centre Street on the eighth floor.  The building is a 36-floor high rise.

Centre St.

The FDNY evacuated the building while fighting the fire.

The blaze has been put out, it’s unclear how it began.