Manhole fire in midtown causes evacuations; no injuries reported

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan — At least three buildings in midtown are without power and have been evacuated following a manhole fire Wednesday evening.

It happened around 6:15 p.m. at West 40th Street and Eighth Avenue near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

"All you heard was a boom and everyone scattered," one passerby said.

High carbon monoxide readings were detected, but no injuries have been reported.

Officials with the FDNY and Con Edison responded quickly on the scene.

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