NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Flames erupted in several manholes late Monday afternoon along Broadway in SoHo.
Around 3 p.m., firefighters responded to a second-alarm along a stretch of Broadway between Spring and Broome streets, after the manholes caught fire.READ MORE: NYC Primary Day: Polls Open For Voters To Choose Next Mayor
The fire started in an underground electrical transformer, Con Edision said.
The buildings at 500 and 524 Broadway were evacuated due to a subsequent buildup of carbon monoxide, the FDNY said. In total, about 100 people were evacuated.READ MORE: Primary Election Day Guide For Voters In New York
The fire was under control by 5 p.m., the FDNY said. Some power outages were reported in the immediate area.
No injuries or hospitalizations were reported.
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