MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Problems with Con Edison’s subterranean electrical equipment led to multiple several fiery manhole explosions in Manhattan Wednesday.
Two loud explosions were reported near the intersection of West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue just before 10:30 a.m.
Kent Robinson, who works near the site, captured the second explosion on video. With smoke still in the air from the first blast, fire can be seen suddenly shooting up from underneath the manhole cover, then a deafening boom as the heavy metal disc flies across West 35 Street.
People could be scene running away from the intersection, but no injuries were reported, according to the FDNY.
Crews from Con Edison are on the scene.
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