Manhole fires force evacuation in Jackson Heights

July 16, 2012 9:26:19 PM PDT
Multiple manholes caught on fire near 95th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights on Monday afternoon.

The fires started at 4:30 p.m.

Several stores and buildings in the area were evacuated as a precaution. According to Con Ed, there were only a few people who ended up losing power.

According to FDNY Battalion Chief Robert McBride, Carbon Monoxide levels got to triple digits.

No injuries were reported.

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