Carnegie Deli fire evacuates 35 diners
(New York - WABC, July 20, 2006) (WABC) -- There are reports of an explosion in the basement of the Carnegie Deli in Manhattan on Thursday evening.
Ed Hughs is in NewsCopter 7 with the latest over Seventh Avenue.
The deli is world famous for their pastrami and corned beef.
Acting Battalion Chief Mike Meyer says the fire began at about 5 p.m., when a Con Ed feeder cable blew up, causing a small fire and heavy smoke in the basement and first floor of the deli at 854 7th Avenue. About 35 diners were evacuated. No injuries were reported.
Meyer said the fire was under control about 30 minutes later.
The chief said the Carnegie Deli will be closed for few days, until it can be re-certified by the Board of Health and re-stocked with fresh food.
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