Update 3:44 p.m.: The FDNY tells us that nine civilians were taken to the emergecy room for smoke inhalation, and one firefighter was injured, but the FDNY was unsure how. All injuries were minor. The fire has been contained.
About 250 staff and 250 patients were evacuated from the hospital, and as of 3:43 p.m. the FDNY was unsure whether they were being let back in. The hospital didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
More to come.
Fire fighters are battling a two-alarm fire that broke out at Montefiore Hospital shortly before 2 p.m., the FDNY told us, and reports say an evacuation is under the way at the hospital.
The FDNY said that as of 2:15 p.m. there were no reports to injuries, and that because the fire was so fresh there was no guess on how soon it would be put out.
Published reports said the hospital was evacuating because of heavy smoke.
Stay with us for more details.