Investigation underway after ‘suspicious’ fire hits NYC Penn Station

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NEW YORK — An early morning fire near Penn Station has been brought under control.

Authorities say Penn Station remains open Tuesday.

A transit spokesman says Long Island Railroad service was not affected by the fire. He says there was no damage to platform and track areas.

Fire officials say the three-alarm fire broke out at 2:22 a.m. Tuesday in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. It was under control at 5:22 a.m.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported to a hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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