BREAKING: Panic as major New York hospital engulfed in massive flames
A MAJOR New York hospital has gone up in flames which can be seen from across the city.
By ALIX CULBERTSON
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
The NYU Langone medical centre – ranked number one for quality and patient safety in New York – in Manhattan was seen with giant flames coming out of the fifth floor.
Billowing clouds of black smoke was seen spewing out of the window.
New Yorkers were posting pictures on social media of the fire which could be seen from the other side of Manhattan.
A total of 25 fire engines are at the scene, with numerous firefighters battling the blaze.
The blaze broke out on a fifth-floor roof of a hospital building which is currently under construction.
New York Police Department was called to the scene to deal with crowd control.