Manhole fires disrupt Nos. 4 and 5 lines

January 18, 2010 2:38:54 PM PST
Several manhole fires caused street closures and subway disruptions in downtown Brooklyn Monday. Firefighters responded to five manhole fires in the Willow Street Substation.

No. 4 train service was disrupted in both directions between the Atlantic Avenue Station and the Brooklyn bridge-City Hall Station, and No. 5 trains were running on the 2 line between the Nevins Street Station and the 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station in both directions.

Normal service resumed around 5:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, as many as 15 buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Local streets were also closed as firefighters put out the manholes. No injuries were reported.