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Partial Evacuation of Port Authority Bus Terminal Due to Smoke

Monday, February 27, 2012

Smoke outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. (britrock/Twitter)

The Fire Department of New York says a fire in a trash compactor at Port Authority has been brought under control. The busy bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan had been partially evacuated during the evening rush hours because of smoke caused by the fire.

Officials say commuters at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's north wing were told to leave after smoke billowed through the building blocks from Times Square.

The FDNY says a fire in a garage was called in about 4:25 p.m. A fire was found in a compactor, causing the smoke.

About 60 firefighters were laboring to bring the blaze under control about 6 p.m.

The Port Authority says there has been no disruption in bus service.

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