NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An underground blaze tore through five manholes in Harlem Monday.
Con Ed says two cables caught fire on Amsterdam Avenue from 131st Street to 133rd Street.READ MORE: First Alert Forecast: Saturday Snowstorm Could Mean More Than A Foot For Long Island, Up To 6 Inches In NYC
The fire caused some of the manhole covers to blow off, Con Ed said.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
Power was knocked out to a 25-story building at 1470 Amsterdam. Elevators were knocked out at two nearby buildings as well.MORE NEWS: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
The Fire Department is checking the buildings for high levels of Carbon Monoxide.