Huge fire breaks out in NYC apartment building

A three-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building in New York City's Murray Hill on Tuesday (March 23), sending huge plumes of smoke into the air and prompting a large emergency response. The fire was first reported around 3:38 p.m. at 303 East 37th St. on the top floor of the six-story building near Second Avenue, just east of the FDR Drive exit, according to several local reports More than 100 firefighters were working to put out the blaze shortly after 4:30 p.m., an FDNY spokesperson said. It was brought under control around 5 p.m.