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Manhole explosion causes hundreds to lose power in Union Square

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UNION SQUARE, Manhattan – A manhole explosion forced hundreds of homes in Union Square to lose electricity overnight Monday.

A manhole fire forced hundreds of homes in Union Square to lose power. (Photo: PIX11)

A manhole fire forced hundreds of homes in Union Square to lose power. (Photo: PIX11)

FDNY said they received a call of a fire at E. 14th Street and Fourth Avenue at about 2:40 a.m.  Monday. The fire was extinguished shortly after but more than 200 homes are experiencing outages in the area, according to Con Ed.

Con Ed's outage map reports power should be restored by 11 a.m.