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Times Square hotel evacuated due to manhole fire

December 23, 2013 3:29:11 AM PST
A manhole fire caused the temporary evacuation of a Midtown hotel after it lost power Sunday.

The manhole fire was in front of The Hotel at Times Square at 59 West 46th Street just before 5 p.m.

The hotel lost power because of the fire, forcing about 240 guests to temporarily evacuate.

Con Edison crews worked to restore power while the hotel tended to its guests.

No injuries were reported.


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