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100 Firefighters Battle Blaze At New York's Penn Station

A three-alarm fire tied up some subway service Tuesday morning and could cause delays on the Long Island Rail Road during rush hour.

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Around 100 firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire early Tuesday morning, according to the Fire Department of New York.

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Early on, NBC New York reported that officials called the blaze "suspicious." Fire marshals later said it wasn't.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. ET at a construction site situated near to the station at West 33rd Street and 8th Avenue, Manhattan.

There did not appear to be any significant injuries, NBC New York said.

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By 5:30 a.m, FDNY tweeted that firefighters had the blaze under control.

MAN 3-ALARM W 33 ST, COMMERCIAL (PENN STATION) FIRE BELOW GRADE, UNDER CONTROL

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MAN 3-ALARM W 33 ST, COMMERCIAL (PENN STATION) FIRE BELOW GRADE, UNDER CONTROL

5:25 AM - 13 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Traffic near 34th Street was disrupted. A and C subway service was temporarily suspended, and was restored with delays by 6 a.m.

Large perimeter is BLOCKED off near 34 St-Penn Station due to a 3-alarm fire. AVOID THE AREA if possible!

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Large perimeter is BLOCKED off near 34 St-Penn Station due to a 3-alarm fire. AVOID THE AREA if possible!

4:35 AM - 13 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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