A massive fire broke out in a lower Manhattan building on Friday evening, sending thick smoke into the air that could be seen from Brooklyn. A witness told WABC 7, "The flames started low and then they climbed so fast to the top. And then there was like crazy black smoke like way high up."

The fire at 24 Murray Street—a block from City Hall—started around 6:30 p.m. and grew to six alarms, with about 200 firefighters responding. The blaze, which apparently started in the ground floor restaurant's kitchen, was initially two alarms but grew as the fire spread into ductwork and into the rest of the building:

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A resident said, "I just smelled mad smoke coming into through the door. It started to billow out through the windows on the sides."

According to the Post, "Several fourth-floor windows overlooking the intersection blew out around 7:45 p.m., raining glass over the street. After the blast, flames could be seen licking up the side of the building as smoke billowed into the sky over lower Manhattan. Firefighters smashed through roughly 80 remaining windows to vent the structure."

Another concern was the shooting range in the basement of the building, which apparently has ammunition stored there. FDNY Chief Roger Sakowich said on Friday night, "Since the basement was not involved in the fire we didn't bother to search it yet."

The fire was under control by 10 p.m. No residents or employees of the business were injured; 11 firefighters were treated for minor injuries.