NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Flames shot into the air from a manhole near City Hall in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.

The FDNY reported the underground electrical fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at Broadway and Murray Street. Two manholes were ablaze, according to Con Edison.

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Photos and video from the scene showed flames and showers of sparks shooting out of the manhole along the sidewalk adjacent to City Hall Park — steps from the entrance to the City Hall R and W train stop. Loud electrical pops were heard as the blasts fired off.

R and W trains were bypassing the City Hall station in both directions late Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD said.

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Subway passengers were advised to use the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall stop on the No. 6 train and switch to the R or W at Canal Street.

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There were no reports of power outages.