Fire Breaks Out in Historic Governors Island Building

By Irene Plagianos on October 1, 2013 4:23pm 

 FDNY was battling a fire in a vacant building on Governors Island Oct. 1, 2013.
FDNY was battling a fire in a vacant building on Governors Island Oct. 1, 2013.
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The Trust For Governors Island

GOVERNORS ISLAND — A fire broke out in a vacant two-story building on Governors Island Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The fire started about 2:45 p.m. in Building 3, a historic brick structure in the Nolan Park section of the island, according to the Trust for Governors Island and the FDNY.

More than 60 firefighters on 22 fire trucks and three fire boats responded to the blaze, which was put under control by 4:41 p.m., the FDNY said.

"At no time was there danger to anyone on Governors Island," a spokeswoman for the Trust said in a statement. "The building sustained minor damage to its roof."

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and no injuries were immediately reported, the FDNY said.

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