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Liberty Island Evacuated After Propane Tank Fire Injures At Least One

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At least one person was injured and Liberty Island was evacuated this morning after a propane tank fire in a construction area.

An FDNY spokesperson said the fire started around 11:45 a.m. Monday. Three propane tanks near a work area on the island caught fire during "some type of construction" happening there. NBC notes that the fire started near where a new museum is being constructed.

One person, who is believed to be one of the workers, was injured; he is expected to survive.

The entire island was evacuated as of 12:30 p.m. Firefighters and emergency crews are still at the scene as of 1:15 p.m. dealing with the second alarm blaze. Fire marshals will conduct an investigation once it is under control.

You can see the evacuation happen in the video below:

Tourists were being told there would be no more shuttles to the island today, as one told the Daily News: “The guy said there is an emergency at the statue so there are no more trips today. I’m disappointed but we’ll come back tomorrow."

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