NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Underground Con Edison cables caught fire in Astoria, Queens Thursday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of three homes.
As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, 36th Street in Astoria has attached houses on either side. But none of them had caught fire.READ MORE: Viral Video Shows Unmasked NYPD Officer Pushing Masked Commuter Out Of Subway Station
Instead, residents saw flames coming up from the ground.
“I thought we were going to blow up,” one man said.
“The fire came from the sidewalk – I was scared,” another man said.