Monday, April 10, 2017

Smoke caused from a switch connecting two transformers in a vault on William St. in the basement of Pace University in Manhattan.

Some classes canceled at Pace University after electrical fire in basement

A fire broke out Sunday at Pace University in Manhattan.

Eyewitness News
Monday, April 10, 2017 05:13AM
LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Some classes are canceled Monday at Pace University in Manhattan after an electrical fire.

The fire tore through the basement of the building at One Pace Plaza in Lower Manhattan Sunday.

The building was evacuated and no one was hurt.

The school says there is limited power in the building for now, which is why classes cannot be held there Monday.

Classes held in other buildings including 163 William Street and the Midtown Center will continue as scheduled.

Con Edison was asked to shut off power for repairs.

The rest of the campus remains open.


An electrical fire sent smoke billowing from Pace University in lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of the school’s dorms as a precaution, FDNY officials said.

The blaze broke out at about 3:30 p.m. by the college’s One Pace Plaza building on Spruce St. near William St. The building houses classrooms and administrative offices, officials said.

Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee said the smoke came from a switch connecting two transformers in a vault on William St.

The fire forced students to evacuate their dorms Sunday afternoon.

No one was injured, and Con Ed workers were still working to fix the equipment at 6 p.m., FDNY officials said.