Manhole fires cause power outage in Midwood

More than 80 homes in the Midwood section of Brooklyn were left without power Friday morning following several manhole fires.One family says their daughter woke

MIDWOOD - More than 80 homes in the Midwood section of Brooklyn were left without power Friday morning following several manhole fires.

One family says their daughter woke them up at around 4 a.m. after hearing a loud explosion. When they looked out the window, they saw thick smoke billowing out of a manhole.

Con Edison and Verizon dispatched crews to restore power to the affected homes. Con Edison restored power to the area by Friday evening, but Verizon said it could take a few days to fix telephone service because the wires were ?fried.?

Con Edison says the cause of the manhole fires was faulty cables.

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