- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fire Department says dozens of people were evacuated from a Manhattan subway station and three neighboring buildings due to a transformer fire.

Deputy Chief Bob Carroll says the underground fire, between 33rd and 34th Streets, led to smoke on the subway platform and carbon monoxide in the neighboring buildings.

A woman on a train platform near Seventh Avenue and 34th Street was taken to a hospital with minor smoke inhalation.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says 1, 2 and 3 trains bypassed the station during the emergency response.

Traffic also was hampered in the area due to fire and utility vehicles.

The incident was reported around noon Wednesday and was over about 90 minutes later.



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