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Dozens Evacuated From Queens Buildings After Manhole Fire Breaks Out: FDNY

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    Dozens Evacuated From Queens Buildings After Manhole Fire Breaks Out: FDNY

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    • Dozens of residents were evacuated from three buildings in Queens after a manhole fire broke out

    • The buildings were evacuated due to high levels of carbon dioxide, the FDNY said

    • Around 30 to 40 people were displaced by the evacuation, but no injuries were reported

    Dozens of residents were evacuated from three buildings in Queens after a manhole fire broke out, the FDNY said.

    Buildings at 37-11 97st St., 97-02 37th Ave. and 37-15 97th St. in Corona were evacuated around 2 p.m. on Saturday due to high levels of carbon dioxide from a manhole fire at 96-20 37th Ave., near 97th Street, the department said.

    Around 30 to 40 people were displaced by the evacuation, the FDNY said.

    No injuries had been reported as of Saturday afternoon. 

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