N.Y. Hospital Evacuated after Tunnel Fire

NEW YORK — A smoky electrical fire at a Manhattan hospital forced the evacuation of several patients and staff in two buildings.

It happened at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Officials say several people are being examined in the emergency room after the Monday morning fire.

They weren’t immediately sure how many were hurt, but said none of the injuries are serious.

Fire officials say the blaze started at about 8:30 a.m. in an electrical panel in an underground tunnel and was under control about two hours later. Firefighters used fans to eject a large amount of smoke from the building.

An outpatient building and a support services building were evacuated. Hospital officials couldn’t say how many people were there at the time.