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: 13 Hospitalized After Exposure To Dangerous Fumes At YMCA Pool In New Rochelle
About 200 people inside the theater were evacuated as a precaution.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Firefighters and ConEdison crews responded to the scene just before 8 p.m.MORE NEWS: De Blasio: Parolee Who Died Sunday At Rikers Not Among 191 Set For Release
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fires.