New York City

Dramatic Manhole Fire Turns Heads in Manhattan

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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