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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics office damaged in fire

Interview magazine headquarters also engulfed by five-alarm blaze
/ Source: The Associated Press

The offices of Interview magazine and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics were among those damaged by a SoHo fire that left seven firefighters and one civilian with minor injuries.

Much was ruined at the makeup company's headquarters after the Saturday night fire, but Bobbi Brown said her only sample of the firm's earliest creation was untouched.

"The first ‘Brown' lipstick is saved," the makeup artist told The New York Times after surveying the damage to the offices.

Most of the building's interior will have to be replaced, said Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Ronald R. Spadafor.

The fire started just after 10 p.m. Saturday at the six-story commercial building on Broadway, just south of Houston Street, said fire department spokesman Dave McGovern. The five-alarm blaze was under control at 2:21 a.m.

Ingrid Sischy, editor in chief at Interview, said half of an upcoming issue had been edited before the weekend and wondered whether the magazine's computers could be saved.

"At least nobody got seriously hurt," Sischy said. "That's the best you can hope for."