Manhole Fire Knocks Out Power in Queens Neighborhood

A fire in a manhole in Queens Sunday knocked out electric power to about 50 residents and businesses, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the scene at the corner of Jackson and 49th avenues at about 8:30 a.m. following reports of smoke billowing from a manhole.

No injuries were reported and investigators were unsure what caused the fire. 

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