Fire rages in middle of Harlem street after crews respond to gas leak

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A fire is raging in the middle of a street in Harlem after Con Edison was responding to a gas leak.

It happened near the intersection of West 114th Street and 7th Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Con Edison crews were responding to a gas leak and started excavating the street when the fire suddenly erupted.

One nearby building was evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters also searched neighboring properties to ensure there wasn't an extension of the fire and/or carbon monoxide readings.

The fire was placed under control just before 5:30 p.m. Con Edison closed all gas mains, and the fire was extinguished

No injuries were reported.

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