2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Manhattan Construction Site

WCBS 880 - August 13, 2019

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A fire broke out at a Manhattan construction site Monday afternoon, filling much of the air in Hudson Square with smoke.

The blaze broke out on the roof of 550 Washington Street shortly after 6 p.m. According to Crain's New York Business, the office space – known as St. John’s Terminal – is home to Google’s new Hudson Square campus.

Much of the air was filled with a strong smoke scent and hazy fog as the flames continued to grow.

FDNY and EMS responded to the scene quickly as it grew to a 2-alarm fire. There was no immediate word if there were any injuries.

Flames were under control shortly before 7 p.m.