Manhole Fire Causes Power Outage

Several dozen Crown Heights residents were left without power yesterday, Monday, after a manhole burst into flames on Empire Blvd.

A manhole near the intersection of Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue caught fire just before 11:00am Monday morning.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames, and no one was injured in the incident.

According to a Con Ed outage map, nearly 50 customers lost power.

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  • 1. Stone age cables wrote:

    These cables were installed in the times of ancient history. As they age, so there’s weir, tear, incomplete connections, exposure, nicks, etc. – recipe for fire.

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