Lunch Hour Fire, Midtown Manhattan

On my way to Central Park to photograph fall foliage I noticed a higher than average number of sirens around. I kept walking only to eventually find myself at the cause of the ruckus. A fire had broken out and a building was filling with dense smoke. The FDNY was on scene, and the police were evacuating people from the area. They appeared to have things under control relatively quickly and everyone got out safely.