Fire breaks out at New York University’s medical center

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A fire broke out at a New York University medical center on Wednesday.
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@FDNY

A major fire broke out at New York University’s Langone Medical Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, the New York City Fire Department said.

No one was injured, and the blaze did not stray into the area where patients are held, the medical center tweeted.

The center gave the all clear and said the flames had been put out.

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management warned of traffic delays in the area and urged people nearby to close their windows and avoid the smoke.

The fire was at the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2018, authorities told local media.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but the blaze reportedly began after roofing insulation material ignited.

Images and video on social media showed plumes of black smoke and large flames ripping through the roof of the building on First Avenue and East 30th Street.

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