Multiple manhole fires reported in Brooklyn, homes lose power

Kimberly Dole
December 03, 2019 - 10:17 am
Manhole fire Crown Heights

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Firefighters were on the scene responding to a report of fires in manholes early Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Some neighbors woke up to the loud sounds of popping that were coming from several manholes.

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1756 Dean St 12:54:34 AM EST

According to fire officials, at least seven calls were recieved around 1 a.m. from different addresses around Dean Street in Crown Heights.

Clouds of thick smoke could also be seen filling the air.

As many as five houses on the block may have lost power due to the fires.

Con Edison crews were in the area and the company reports that almost 250 customers were without power.

There was an additional report of a car fire and an explosion at the location of the car fire.

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. 

No injuries have been reported from the incidents.

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