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3 hurt when fire breaks out at Times Square building: FDNY

Posted: 8:25 AM, Sep 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-22 18:01:50-04

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — Three people were hurt when a fire broke out at a building in Times Square, sending heavy smoke into the Manhattan Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the blaze that broke out at a restaurant on West 45th St. near Seventh Avenue just after 7:30 a.m., fire officials said. The fire then spread to the next door building, fire officials said.

It was deemed under control just before 9 a.m., fire officials.

Three people sustained minor injuries, fire officials. Two of them refused medical attention. The third was taken to the hospital for difficulty of breathing.

Videos from Citizen App and pedestrians show thick, heavy smoke coming from the top of the building as pedestrians stopped to look at the scene.

Authorities are advising everyone to expect traffic delays and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area of West 45th Street and Avenue of the Americas.

Allow of additional travel time.