Several manhole explosions were reported at the corner of 83rd Street and Atlantic Avenue in Woodhaven on Tuesday afternoon, according to the city’s Fire Department.
The FDNY reported that it was called to the location at approximately 2 p.m. A total of 12 FDNY trucks and 60 firefighters responded to the report of manhole explosions.
The FDNY and a Con Edison spokesman said that the cause of the explosions is unknown. However, Con Edison said that the issue was with its equipment. The fire was under control by 4:28 p.m., according to the FDNY. There were no evacuations or injuries.
A Con Edison spokesman said that while a crew was working on the cables on Monday, only one customer lost power—but it was restored by 8:30 p.m. He added that a crew would continue to work in the area to discover the cause and check the equipment throughout Tuesday.
On Sunday morning, the FDNY responded to a manhole fire on 21st Street near 21st Road in Astoria and at least 15 customers lost power for approximately six hours, according to Con Edison.