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

Heavy smoke and live wires sparking on scene

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.

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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