NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More buildings have been cleared for re-occupancy following the steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District earlier this month.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management said on Twitter Monday that 139 Fifth Avenue and 129-131 Fifth Avenue have been cleared.

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The July 19 blast shook the area of Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, sending asbestos-filled steam into the air, shutting down streets and forcing people out of their apartments and businesses.

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Of the roughly 45 affected buildings, most have been cleared for people to return, according to officials.

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