3 Brownsville NYCHA buildings lose power after manhole fire

Residents living in three Brownsville NYCHA buildings were without power this morning and into this afternoon after a manhole fire.Official say that wires in a

BROWNSVILLE - Residents living in three Brownsville NYCHA buildings were without power this morning and into this afternoon after a manhole fire.

Official say that wires in a manhole began to smoke at around 10:30 a.m.

Con Edison crews had to shut off the power to investigate the cause and residents lost power for about three hours until generators were brought in to restore power while crews worked to restore the regular power supply.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
2 Word on the Street: Selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 3 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16
Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity helped to build 5 Volunteers participate in MLK Day of Service

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE