ConEd: Manhole fires break out across New York City, heat to blame

  • Source: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
  • Published: 08/10/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Several manhole fires broke out across the city Monday night in what Con Edison called a side effect of the ongoing summer heat, as the energy company called on more than 63,000 Bronx residents to scale back their power usage. The FDNY responded to a number of smoking manholes on East 179th Street near Boston Road in the West Farms section of that borough around 9:20 p.m., according to the department. Responders extinguished the flames, then stayed on scene while ConEd workers made repairs, officials said. Video posted to the Citizen app shows flames raging from the street, emergency personnel already on scene.


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