Emergency crews respond to multiple manhole fires in Bed-Stuy

News 12's Faith Graham is in Bed-Stuy where there were reports of multiple manholes that caught fire Wednesday morning.

Faith Graham

Nov 22, 2023, 12:57 PM

Updated 233 days ago

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Amid the severe weather, New Yorkers tell News 12 they woke up to the sound of an explosion early Wednesday morning on Jefferson Avenue in Bed-Stuy.
Con Edison confirmed the incident was multiple manhole fires that forced residents out of their homes in the area.
As a result, traffic has been impacted on the street as emergency crews tend to the scene.
Residents News 12 spoke with say they heard multiple explosions at around 4:30 a.m.
Con Edison says people were evacuated from three different homes after carbon monoxide was detected at one of them.


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