Heavy smoke and flames could be seen on the roof of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.READ MORE: Jury Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly Trial After 6 Weeks Of Testimony
Patients had to be rushed out, some on stretchers.READ MORE: NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
The emergency room was on diversion as firefighters worked to contain the fire.
Two minor injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.