Penn Station fire suspicious

150 firefighters have responded to an early morning fire near Penn Station which is affecting subway and rail service in the area.

Authorities say A, E and C trains are back to normal but are slowing down on approach to Penn Station.

Long Island Rail Road service is also impacted. Trains are being diverted to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn or Hunterspoint Avenue in Queens. Some trains are cancelled at Jamaica Terminal in Queens.

NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR fares on the 2, 3, 7 and E lines. Commuters should anticipate delays on all westbound trains.

Fire officials say the 3-alarm fire appears to be suspicious. Flames broke out at 2:20 A.M. Tuesday in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. They say it was nearly under control around 5 a.m.

A fire department spokesman says firefighters are still at the scene monitoring and extinguishing pockets of fire….

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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