Statue of Liberty evacuated due to propane fire


HMN-One construction worker has been injured. (CBS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An propane fire on Liberty Island prompted a partial evacuation of the park and Statue of Liberty monument.

According to National Park Police, a call came in to the FDNY around noon about a fire burning in a construction zone for the new security screening facility for the island.

The area was closed to the public, and the only people in the area were construction crews. Visitors to the island were evacuated from the State of Liberty monument itself and moved to a plaza area determined to be a safe while firefighters contained the blaze.

One construction worker suffered minor injures, was treated on scene and released, according to park police.

There was no damage to monument.

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