Fire blazes, smoke billows on Midtown street

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A fire in a private garbage truck sent smoke billowing into the sky in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

(Stephen Hamilton/Twitter)

The fire is not suspicious at this time. It is at 45th Street and Fifth Avenue.

People in the area reported hearing an “explosion,” but a spokesman for the city said there was no explosion.

The FDNY is currently on scene.

Garbage was visible in the street after the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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