As stocks went down in flames Thursday, Chase Manhattan Corp. had another blaze to contend with.

A fire that apparently started in a generator atop its 60-story office tower in the heart of Manhattan's financial district forced the evacuation of almost 100 employees from the top two stories, including the executive dining suites, a bank spokesman said.

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