Forest Hills manhole fire knocks out power, rattles neighborhood

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CeFaan Kim has the latest developments from Forest Hills.

Flames poured out of a manhole in Queens Sunday after a series of underground explosions that had residents on edge.

The manhole fire happened just before 11 p.m. on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Con Edison says a defective cable made three manholes smoke, causing a power outage. Crews cut the defective cable.



Three cars were damaged by flying debris.


Users took to social media, saying the fire sounded like a large explosion.


One person who lives on Queens Boulevard says his building shook.

No injuries have been reported and power is back on in the area.

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