Manhole catches fire near Midtown Tunnel

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MURRAY HILL, Manhattan — Crews were on scene after a manhole caught fire near the Midtown Tunnel early Wednesday, temporarily closing off a part of Second Avenue in Manhattan.

FDNY received a call at about 1:39 a.m. about a manhole fire along East 38th Street and Second Avenue in Murray Hill.

Fire trucks, Con Edison crews and police cars responded to the fire, as thick smoke was seen coming out of the manhole, Citizen video captured.

There were initial reports of power outages, but power appears to be restored.

At least one resident told PIX11 they did not have any power outages.

No injuries were reported among firefighters and civilians walking by, Con Edison said.

Second Avenue has since been reopened to traffic.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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