NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three firefighters, a Con Edison worker and a National Grid worker were all injured Thursday night in two separate manhole explosions in Brooklyn.
Three FDNY firefighters were rushed to area hospitals after a manhole explosion and fire were reported at 9:54 p.m. at Broadway and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn, officials told CBS2.READ MORE: Tri-State Governors Making Push To Boost COVID Vaccination Rates As Delta Variant Spreads
At least one firefighter was escorted by police to Kings County Hospital Center, officials said. The other two were also taken to unspecified hospitals.
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The FDNY, National Grid and Con Edison remained on the scene late Thursday night.
In an earlier incident at 8:44 p.m., a Con Ed worker and a National Grid worker were injured while attending to a manhole fire at Nevins and Pacific streets in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.MORE NEWS: Cuomo Casts Doubt On Independent Investigators Hired To Probe Misconduct Allegations; 'New Yorkers Will Be Shocked'
Their conditions were not immediately available.