NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a scare in Midtown Saturday night after a trio of manholes caught fire.
Cell phone video captured flames shooting out of one of the holes on 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, right in front of the New World Stage Theater.READ MORE: Sen. Chuck Schumer Urges Feds To Release $5 Billion To Address Mental Health Problems Stemming From Pandemic
About 200 people inside the theater were evacuated as a precaution.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
Firefighters and ConEdison crews responded to the scene just before 8 p.m.MORE NEWS: U.S. Faces COVID Vaccine Supply Shortage As Infection Rates Rise In Parts Of Country
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fires.