News Fire at American Museum of Natural History under control, FDNY says The museum in August 2008. Photo Credit: Flickr/ Kwong Yee Cheng By AMNY.COM December 12, 2014 4:04 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A fire at the American Museum of Natural History has been brought under control, FDNY officials said Friday. No injuries have been reported. The FDNY says the building was evacauted. The initial call came in about 3:25 p.m. An official with the fire department said the fire was initially thought to have originated on the fourth floor, but on further investigation it was traced to the first floor. The cause of the fire was under investigation. By AMNY.COM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.