Evacuation ordered for NYU Langone because of transformer fire

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NYU Langone Medical Center on 34th St and 1st Ave. (Google Maps)

NYU Langone Medical Center on 34th St and 1st Ave. (Google Maps)

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — A transformer fire at NYU Langone Medical Center in Midtown East has forced staffed to evacuate.

Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, a transformer fire started in the courtyard of NYU Langone Medical Center located at 550 1st Ave. Staff on the first floor were evacuated.

No injuries have been reported. The fire has not extended past the transformer.

At 4:45, the fire was put out and operations were returning to normal.