Fire breaks out in building attached to North Shore University Hospital
A fire broke out in a building attached to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset around 1 a.m.
The chief of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Michael Rice tells News 12 the initial call reported smoke coming from the window of a building under construction attached to the hospital.
News 12 has been told it was a new surgical wing of the hospital.
The chief says construction made it difficult for firefighters to initially reach the fire.
About 150 firefighters responded to the scene, where the heavy fire engulfed the first floor.
The fire is under control, and there are no injuries reported at this time.
Fire officials tell News 12 the fire was accidental and electrical.
Community Drive was closed from Northern Boulevard to the Long Island Expressway service road because of the fire. It has since reopened.
Northwell Health statement:
At approximately 12:00 a.m. Thursday, a fire started on the ground floor of the advanced surgical pavilion being constructed adjacent to North Shore University Hospital. Multiple local fire departments responded to the scene, and Nassau County Fire Marshalls are currently investigating a possible cause. No damages were sustained to the hospital and no patient care was impacted by the fire.