NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A firefighter was injured Thursday evening when a manhole exploded in Washington Heights.

Around 8:30 p.m., the manhole exploded at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the FDNY told CBS2.

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The manhole cover blew off and hit a firefighter who had responded, the FDNY said.

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The firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The FDNY was already on the scene after getting calls about several smoking manholes.

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Con Edison and the FDNY remained on the scene late into the night Thursday.