NEW YORK — New York City’s subway system has been shut down after a massive fire swept through a subway station, shutting down the entire system.
Authorities say at least 30 people were killed in the fire at a Subway in the Bronx.
The fire at the New York subway station took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 21, at 2:18 p.m. local time.
A fire department spokesperson said it was at the station that the fire broke out, but they were not able to provide any information about the cause of the fire.
There were no injuries reported.
Firefighters were working at the scene, according to the spokesperson.NYC Fire Dept. spokesperson said the fire was not under control at the time.NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the investigation into the fire will be thorough and that it will be difficult to say at this time what caused the fire, but he would like to thank the public for their patience and help in the search for the victims.
The cause of a fire at 2nd Ave.
and Broadway in the #Brooklyn borough.
A major fire!
pic.twitter.com/mH8xkz7yjz — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 22, 2019NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy and is praying for the family members of the victims and the injured.
He said the incident has been the worst fire in New York in years and that he is heartbroken by the loss of life.
The city is now open.
We have no information at this point as to how the fire started, but we will share more information as soon as we can.NY City Fire Department spokesperson said firefighters were working on the scene of a subway fire at New York Subway station.NY Cmdr.
Andrew Johnson said the firefighters are still assessing the scene and asking the public to stay away.
Fire Department spokesperson James O. O’Neil said the investigators will be able to confirm if it was a chemical fire or natural gas fire.NY Fire Dept spokesperson James Johnson says the investigation will be extensive.NY News has confirmed the death of one person, and more than 30 injured in a fire that broke out at the #NYSubway station in the Borough of Manhattan.
pic.com.twitter,twitter.co/j4r9Zb5yZV — NY News (@NYNews) September 21.NY State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security are assisting with the investigation, the NYPD said.NYS Gov.
Andrew Cuomo called it a “heartbreaking and devastating loss.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this terrible fire,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“As we have said repeatedly, this is a tragedy that will take its toll on everyone in the city of New York.”