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Manhole fires cause brief scare in Midtown

November 2, 2011 4:24:01 AM PDT
Fire officials in Manhattan Tuesday night investigated several manhole explosions in Midtown.

Three manhole covers flew open at around 6 p.m. near 10th Avenue and West 54th Street.

Newscopter 7 was over the scene as firefighters blocked off the area.

No one was hurt, but some nearby buildings were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.


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