2 injured after fire breaks out on NYC hospital's roof

Smoke pillows from a fire at St John's Episcopal Hospital in New York City, New York, U.S. September 10, 2021, in this still image taken from a social media video. (Photo by Reuters)

A fire broke out on the roof of a New York hospital Friday, leading to two minor injuries and the evacuation of the emergency room.

Authorities say the blaze at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Queens was reported shortly after 1700 local time (2100 GMT).

Video posted on social media showed flames at the top of the building and black smoke billowing into the sky.

Most patients and staff were able to shelter in place, while those in the emergency department were evacuated and ambulances diverted.

The Fire Department of New York says the fire was declared under control just before 1900 local time (2300 GMT).

(Source: AP)


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