Tiffany’s flagship store in Manhattan caught fire Thursday morning, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The fire department said it received a report of a transformer fire at 9:38 a.m. The fire is active, the fire department said, and no injuries were immediately reported.
Con Edison, a New York utility company, was requested to the scene, fire officials said.
The iconic store, made famous in the 1961 Audrey Hepburn film «Breakfast at Tiffany’s,» is located next to Trump Tower.
Representatives for Tiffany’s were not immediately reached for comment Thursday.
The iconic jewelry store at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue reopened in April after renovations that took nearly three years.
The luxury store touted the restorations as the first «comprehensive renovation» of the store since it opened in 1940.
in a statement Tiffany & Co. Chairman and CEO Anthony Ledru said, “The reopening of the iconic Fifth Avenue Landmark is an important milestone for our Chamber. Symbolic of a new era for Tiffany & Co., Landmark is much more than a jewelry store: it is a cultural center with an exquisite display of superior architecture and hospitality, as well as cutting-edge art and design. Sets a new standard for luxury retail on a global scale.”
To celebrate the reopening of the store, the company announced that it would «introduce a range of exclusive designs and one-of-a-kind creations.» Debuts included diamond watches and a new design for «the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond,» the company said.
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