Manhole Explosion Sends Smoke Over Wall Street, Prompts Building Evacuation: Officials - NBC New York

Manhole Explosion Sends Smoke Over Wall Street, Prompts Building Evacuation: Officials

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    Wall Street Manhole Explosion Sparks Evacuation

    A witness captured footage showing a smoky, explosive fire on Wall Street Monday afternoon. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018)

    A manhole explosion Monday afternoon on Wall Street prompted a building evacuation, fire and utility officials said. 

    The FDNY said it received a call about a manhole fire at around 3:05 p.m.

    Con Edison crews are currently on site, according to utility spokesman Phil O'Brien. 

    O'Brien said the fire caused a partial power outage at 82 Wall St. The building has been evacuated.

    Witness Captures Smoky, Explosive Fire on Wall Street

    [NY] Witness Captures Smoky, Explosive Fire on Wall Street
    A witness captured this footage showing a smoky, explosive fire on Wall Street Monday afternoon.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 22, 2018)

    It is unknown when power will be restored, O'Brien said.

    In video posted on Twitter from the scene, a cloud of heavy, gray smoke can be seen coming from a manhole as live wires sparked, creating what sounded like explosions.

    The street is currently blocked off.

    This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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