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Transformer catches fire near Radio City Music Hall

January 3, 2014 8:11:31 PM PST
Officials say a transformer vault and manhole fire caused heavy smoke on a street near New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

A spokesman for Con Edison says Friday the small manhole and transformer fires broke out around 9 p.m. Friday. He says no outages have been reported.

The utility's spokesman says the manhole and nearby transformer vault fire broke out on 51st Street and Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Radio City Music Hall is on Sixth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets. The venue had no scheduled events Friday night.

A spokesman for the New York Fire Department says firefighters responded to a report of smoke conditions.

The city's Office of Emergency Management says there were traffic delays in the area as firefighters worked on the electrical fire.


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