Fire near NYC’s Penn Station under control; subways running

Author: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Commuters could face some delays following an early morning fire near Penn Station.

Trains on the A, E and C subway lines, which had been bypassing 34th Street, resumed service through the area at 5:38 a.m. with residual delays.

LIRR service isn’t affected. However, a transit spokesman says three tracks weren’t operational after power was shut down during the fire. Commuters could face some delays if it’s not restored in time.

He says there was no damage to platform and track areas.

The fire broke out at 2:22 a.m. 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.

Eighth Avenue between 31st and 34th streets has reopened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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