West Side Pier Catches Fire, No Injuries Reported

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:38 PM EDT
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West Side Pier Catches Fire, No Injuries Reported

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Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a sanitation garage at a pier by Manhattan's West Side Highway on Saturday.

More than 130 firefighters responded to the blaze and a Marine 6 fire boat was dispatched to battle the fire on West 57th and 12 Avenue steps away from the Hudson River and West Side Highway.

Fire officials said the blaze broke out around 3:30 p.m. and was under control by 5 p.m. There were no injuries reported said fire officials.   

Authorities told NY1 that the fire started in the locker room of a Department of Sanitation facility and that workers had lost uniforms, personal items, and whatever else they may have stored in their lockers.

Earlier, thick black smoke billowed out over the pier and could be seen for miles.

 The West Side Highway was shut down temporarily for fire trucks to respond to the scene. Several lanes have since been reopened.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze. 

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