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Fires this morning above Grand Central and in Penn Station.

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Midtown, Manhattan- This morning there was a small fire above Grand Central Terminal and a track fire at Penn Station. Due to the heavily trafficked nature of both areas, there was a large emergency response and crowds gathered.

Around 9:30 AM, the FDNY received calls of a fire on the second floor of the Gray Bar office building, which is situated above Grand Central. Sprinklers took care of the flames but smoke billowed out of the building into the transit terminal. Although firefighters entered Grand Central to check on the smoke condition, the MTA said train service was not impacted.

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, and two were removed to the hospital. Officials stated that there were no life-threatening injuries.

About an hour later, the FDNY responded to Penn Station for a fire on Amtrack Track 4. Shortly after their arrival, firefighters said the scene was under control. There are no reports of injuries from this incident.

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FDNY personnel at the fire scene PHOTO: BRENDAN WALSH
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On Lexington Ave. down from the fire PHOTO: BRENDAN WALSH

Reporting, photos and video by Brendan Walsh