Fire breaks out in basement of CUNY building in Manhattan

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MANHATTAN — Firefighters have under control a blaze that was sparked in the basement of a CUNY building in Manhattan Monday, authorities said.

Flames broke out at 1605 Amsterdam Ave. in the basement of an eight-story building, according to EMS. The call came in about 10:30 a.m. and by noon, the fire had swelled to demand a three-alarm response, EMS said.

By 1:30 p.m., the fire was under control, officials said.

The fire erupted in a CUNY building. It was not immediately known what role the building plays in the school’s functioning. A call to CUNY seeking comment was not returned by the time of publication.

A civilian suffered minor injuries, EMS said.

PIX11 News’ Mike Graham contributed to this report.

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