1 seriously injured after 2 smoke manholes cause car fire in Midtown East

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
1 seriously injured when smoking manholes explode in Midtown East
One person was seriously injured when smoking manholes exploded in Midtown East.

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan (WABC) -- One person suffered serious injuries when two smoking manholes blew on Manhattan's East Side on Saturday morning, causing a car fire.

Smoke poured from the manholes in the area around 1st Avenue between East 53rd and 54th Streets.

Firefighters responded to the scene shortly after 11 a.m.

Another person suffered minor injuries.

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