Fire breaks out inside Montefiore Hospital

NewsCopter 7 over Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx where a fire broke out in the basement on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

November 9, 2011 3:23:50 PM PST
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire inside Montefiore Hospital in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx.The fire was located in a generator room in the basement, which created heavy smoke conditions inside the hospital just before 2:00 p.m.

Officials partially evacuated the hospital, including the emergency room. Patients were moved to other areas.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters quickly contained the flames, and by 2:20 p.m. the smoke had largely dissipated.

People were allowed to return to the hospital shortly before 3:00 p.m.

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