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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