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Midtown transformer fire causes building evacuation
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Fire officials are investigating an explosive underground transformer fire in Midtown Manhattan that led to the evacuation of a nearby building.
The Fire Department says flames and smoke began pouring out of a manhole on West 51st Street around 2:10 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters say several thousand people have been ordered to leave a nearby building because of carbon monoxide readings above normal levels.
The 23-story office building is near the Time-Life Building and Rockefeller Center.
Crews from utility Consolidated Edison are en route to assess the problem.
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