LOWER MANHATTAN — Pace University officials say a Con Edison equipment malfunction sparked an electrical fire in one of the buildings Sunday afternoon.
The fire broke out in the basement of the building around 3:30 p.m., at One Pace Plaza. It quickly grew to two alarms as smoke poured outside.
The dorm next door was evacuated as a precaution.
Pace University officials say the fire appeared “to have been the result of a malfunction in the Con Edison equipment bringing power into the building.”
By 6 p.m., the FDNY deemed the building safe and students were allowed to reenter their rooms.
No one was injured in the fire.
The building was not damaged.