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Con Ed investigating fire underneath sidewalk in Astoria

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ASTORIA, Queens (PIX11) -- Dozens of homes were evacuated because of an underground  fire burning in Astoria.

FDNY, Con Edison and the NYPD were on the scene of the fire on 23rd Ave. and 36th Street.

Witnesses say flames were shooting out of the sidewalk

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.