In the heart of Manhattan lit up some hatches

In the heart of Manhattan lit up some hatches

On Tuesday, in the afternoon in Manhattan suddenly, several wells communication on the road began to spew flames. The authorities reacted with lightning speed, the street in the incident area has been blocked: First Avenue was closed between 70th and 73rd streetsand surrounding alleys cordoned off. First floor and basement of the building at 1315 First Ave were evacuated as a precaution.

To the place of profit employees of Con Edison, but no violations had been found. The cause of the flames is not known.

Fortunately, the incident did not lead to serious consequences, none of the bystanders were not injured. About property damage also reported.

Advisory: Reports of exploding manholes on 1 Ave from E 70 St. — E 73 St. Emergency personnel on scene, please avoid the area. #UpperEastSide #UES

— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) May 30, 2017