About 3,500 people were evacuated yesterday, Monday, August 28, 2018, the Statue of Liberty after a fire on a construction site located nearby, according to New York firefighters. One person was slightly injured.
The Statue of Liberty was evacuated due to the explosion of a propane tank and the fire that followed, according to firefighters in New York, cited by AFP
On a construction site on Liberty Island, a propane tank caught fire shortly before noon (local time), the New York Fire Department reported on Twitter.
A person was slightly injured in the incident, but did not need to be hospitalized, said a spokesman for the fire department.
LIBERTY ISLAND FIRE: The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated from a construction site on the island. http://www.fox5ny.com/news/liberty-island-evacuated-after-propane-tanks-on-fire
Published by FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com on Monday, August 27, 2018