Michelle Kim

Manhole Fire Sends Sparks, Smoke Billowing in Greenwich Village

The FDNY has knocked out a manhole fire in Greenwich Village. 

The underground electrical fire on Broadway, near Bleecker Street, was sending up smoke and sparks past the ground, Chopper 4 over the scene shows. 

It's not clear what caused the fire just before 6 p.m. FDNY knocked out the fire within a half-hour. 

Three buildings were without power as Con Edison worked to repair the cables. Carbon monoxide readings are normal, the utility says. 

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