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Manhole fires force evacuation in Jackson Heights

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Multiple manholes caught on fire near 95th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights on Monday afternoon.

The fires started at 4:30 p.m.

Several stores and buildings in the area were evacuated as a precaution. According to Con Ed, there were only a few people who ended up losing power.

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According to FDNY Battalion Chief Robert McBride, Carbon Monoxide levels got to triple digits.

No injuries were reported.

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