NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Firefighters were at the scene of a manhole fire in Midtown on Monday night that started spreading to a nearby building.

Smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the manhole on 48th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

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That part of 48th remained closed.

It was not clear if the 17-story building was damaged.

There were no immediate reports of evacuations or injuries.

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More than 70 firefighters were on the scene.


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