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Fire breaks out at NYU Langone Medical Center building under construction

MANHATTAN — Emergency crews are responding to a fire Wednesday at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, FDNY said.

Flames were reported on the fifth floor of the medical center on First Avenue by East 30th Street, officials said.

The fire is in an area that is under construction at a building that's scheduled to open in 2018, hospital spokesman told the Associated Press.

The hospital is not being evacuated as of 12:30 p.m. and the fire is not deemed a threat to patients.

No injuries have been reported.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the building and twisting through the skyscrapers nearby.