Grand Central Fire Injures 3, FDNY Says

The Patch - December 07, 2017

by Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff

Four people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out in the Graybar building above Grand Central Terminal.

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Four people were injured Wednesday morning during a fire that prompted an evacuation at a Midtown Manhattan office building, fire officials said.

The small fire broke out shortly before 9:30 a.m. on the mezzanine level of the Graybar building on Lexington Avenue between East 43rd and 44th streets, an FDNY spokesman said. The building is located directly on top of Grand Central Terminal and features direct access to the transportation hub.

The fire was put out by building sprinklers, but heavy smoke forced an evacuation of the building, an FDNY spokesman said. The spokesman could not provide an exact number of people evacuated from the office building.

The four people who were hurt suffered non life-threatening injuries, an FDNY spokesman said. Three people refused further medical attention at the scene, an FDNY spokesman said.

The response to the fire was upgraded to 2 alarms around 10:10 a.m., fire officials said. The fire was put under control at 10:40, an FDNY spokesman said.