Explosions Heard as Three Manholes Catch Fire in Queens, New York - NBC New York

Explosions Heard as Three Manholes Catch Fire in Queens, New York

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    Explosions Heard as Manholes Catch Fire in Queens

    Con ed says three manholes erupted into flames a little after 10.30 p.m. Sunday night on Queens Boulevard and 67th Drive in Forest Hills. No one was injured but several cars were damaged. News 4's Lori Bordonaro reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 20, 2017)

    Queens residents were startled by explosions Sunday that Con Ed later said were manhole fires.

    The energy company said three manholes erupted into flames a little after 10.30 p.m. Sunday night on Queens Boulevard and 67th Drive in Forest Hills.

    The FDNY rushed to douse the manhole fires as heavy smoke was seen billowing over the area.

    Con Ed says one apartment lost power. No one was injured.

    Julie Jacobson/AP