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PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (PIX11) –– Dozens of residents were evacuated from their Brooklyn homes Tuesday after a manhole blew, authorities said.

It happened about 6 a.m. at 389 Sixth St. in Park Slope.

Crews from FDNY and ConEdison are on the scene. They said a manhole exploded, causing cars to catch fire and forcing the evacuation of several nearby buildings due to an elevated level of carbon monoxide in the buildings.

Displaced residents were placed on a city bus as shelter from the freezing temperatures.

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