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Extra-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Unfinished NYPD Academy In Queens

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the new NYPD academy under construction in Queens.

The facility is in College Point, Queens, located on a piece of land bounded by College Point Boulevard, Ulmer Street, 28th Avenue, and 31st Avenue, the FDNY told 1010 WINS.

The fire was raised to two alarms at 1:45 p.m., and was brought under control about an hour later.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze, and were taken to New York Hospital Queens Booth Memorial, the FDNY said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Tuesday evening.

The $656 million, 700,000 square-foot academy is expected to be completed in July of next year, according to published reports.

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