Large fire breaks out at Tiffany & Co’s newly-renovated flagship New York store

A major fire broke out Thursday morning at the newly renovated Tiffany & Co flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City.

It’s unclear what started the fire and if there were any injuries.

Dramatic overhead images from a CBS News A helicopter showed FDNY officers trying to put out the fire.

Huge plumes of smoke rose from a ground floor window of the Midtown store.

The store reopened in April after a three-year renovation project that cost an estimated $500 million.

A Glamorous reopening event The event was attended by stars Gal Gadot, Florence Pugh, Michael B. Jordan and Pharell Williams and featured performances by Katy Perry and Mark Ronson, the company said in a press release.

The nearly 10,000-square-foot store is ten stories high and is on the same iconic New York City block as Trump Tower.

The renovated 5th Avenue store housed tens of millions of dollars worth of artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel Fashion.

Tiffany’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Its parent company is luxury brand LVMH, whose chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is the second richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $220 billion.

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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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