NYC's flagship Macy's store reopens after fire
NEW YORK -- The flagship Macy's store in New York City has reopened after an escalator fire sent shoppers spilling into the streets.
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated when a fire broke out in an escalator between the third and fourth floors. The store was shut down for about an hour.
One shopper says she smelled smoke as soon as she entered the store. She says about 15 minutes later, "Everything was like a white haze."
The fire happened as Manhattan stores looked to recover from the foot of snow that had fallen on the city only hours before.
A Macy's spokeswoman says she hopes those who were chased away by the snowstorm will make it in while workers are pulling all-nighters. The store will stay open around the clock from 7 a.m. tomorrow until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
new york city, national/world
- Helping those left homeless by fire 44 min ago
- Man accused of leaving co-worker naked in ditch
- Cleveland ISD: Girl resisting officer hit with Taser
- 'Hero' bus driver saves girl from dog attack
- Winning Mega Millions jackpot numbers drawn
- Special member of abc13 family passes away
- What's going to be built on Beacon Island?
- You can still save on Christmas gifts
- Police: Ohio infant apparently killed by dogs 30 min ago
- Lululemon founder stepping down after gaffe 33 min ago
- Canada to claim North Pole as their own 35 min ago
- Boy, 6, suspended for kissing girl on hand
- Woman accused of having sex with boy, 14
- Senate and House leaders reach deal on budget agreement
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos