Dramatic Manhole Fire Turns Heads in Manhattan - NBC New York

Dramatic Manhole Fire Turns Heads in Manhattan

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    A manhole fire in Manhattan caused some delays Monday morning as crews worked to contain the blaze. (Published Monday, Feb. 13, 2017)

    A manhole fire in Manhattan caused some delays Monday morning as crews worked to contain the blaze. 

    Officials say they got a call about the manhole fire on East 87th Street and Lexington Avenue shortly after 6:30 a.m.

    Video posted to Instagram showed dramatic orange flames leaping up from the street as emergency crews cordoned off the area. Passersby paused to watch the flames. 

    No injuries were reported.

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