Fire officials said an underground transformer caught fire on Thursday morning.
Top Tiffany & Co. in Manhattan caught fire on Thursday, months after the renovated jewelry store reopened, the New York City Fire Department said.
An underground transformer caught fire on Thursday morning, engulfing the store’s iconic Midtown building in gray smoke.
The FDNY said no smoke entered the newly refurbished Tiffany’s store.
The fire department said the call came at 9:38 a.m., before the store opened at 10 a.m., about a fire in the electrical cellar.
Two people suffered minor injuries, officials said. Nearly 100 people were evacuated from the building on Fifth Avenue.
ConEd is currently repairing subway equipment.
Tiffany’s did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
Tiffany’s April press release commemorating the renovated store called it “one of the biggest stores in Manhattan.”
The cost of the renovation was not immediately available but in its 2020 financial filing, the company said it would need a “significant capital investment”.
The filing says flagship store sales accounted for less than 10% of worldwide sales in each of the three years prior to 2020.
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