An underground homeless encampment in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood prompted evacuations Saturday evening, fire officials said.
The fire occurred below The Travel Inn Hotel and 25 feet above the tracks of Amtrak’s Empire Line, the FDNY told ABC News.
The hotel doubled as a homeless shelter at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABC News New York station WABC.
Two people were hospitalized and three firefighters suffered minor injuries, the FDNY said.
The FDNY could not provide an exact number of how many people were evacuated from the fire.
An investigation is ongoing by FDNY fire marshals.