Multiple Manhole Fires Reported in Brooklyn: FDNY

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What to Know

  • Residents in Brooklyn were woken up early Tuesday morning with loud popping, cracking sounds from multiple manhole fires
  • No injuries have been reported from the incidents but around 245 Con Edison customers were without power
  • One of the manholes may have been directly underneath a parked car, according to FDNY

Residents in Brooklyn were woken up early Tuesday morning with loud popping, cracking sounds from multiple manhole fires.

Fire officials say they received at least seven calls around 1 a.m. from different addresses on and near Dean Street in Crown Heights. No injuries have been reported from the incidents but around 245 Con Edison customers were without power, according to the utilities company.

A caution tape was seen wrapped around a charred and badly damaged vehicle. One of the manholes may have been directly underneath a parked car, according to FDNY. 

Con Edison crews were seen in the area and they say power outage caused by the fires are expected to be restored by 8:30 a.m.

No other information was immediately available.

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