Multiple manhole fires, explosion in Midtown Manhattan

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>>>THIS IS BREAKING NEWS FROM CHANNEL 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS . >>WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS IN MIDTOWN. MANHOLE FIRES AND HEIGHTENED LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE. FOR INJURIES IN ONE BUILDING HAS BEEN EVACUATED. GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M MICHELLE CHARLESWORTH IN FOR SHIRLEEN ALICOT. >>> I AM DAVID NOVARRO AND IT HAPPENED ON EAST 32nd STREET . >> LET’S GO TO JOE TORRES WHO IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST. YOU’RE THE EVACUATIONS WILL INCREASE IN NUMBER. WE HAVE CLARIFICATION FROM THE FDNY SPECIFICALLY AS TO WHAT HAPPENED AROUND 9:47 IN MID TOWN . THERE WAS A NATIONAL CALL OF A MANHOLE FIRE ON 32nd BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUES. THE FIRE AND THE RESULT AND THE SPREAD OF CARBON MONOXIDE THE BUILDINGS ALONG THE STREET HAS LED TO THE EVACUATIONS. I WILL GIVE YOU DETAILS IN JUST A SECOND. FIRST, LISTEN TO THE CITIZEN VIDEO THE CAPTURED THE SIGHT AND SOUND BUT THE EXPLOSION AS WELL. TAKE A LISTEN.. THERE YOU HAVE IT. BLACK SMOKE INTO THE AIR TO THE POINT WHERE SOME OF THE BUILDINGS — YOU CAN SEE THE SET ON THEM AS WELL AS THE FLAGS OUTSIDE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE EVACUATIONS . THE FDNY TELLS US THEY HAVE FOUND HIGH CARBON MONOXIDE AND JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE BUILDINGS ON 32nd BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUE. WE ARE TALKING A HOTEL, A SCHOOL AND OFFICE BUILDINGS. THEY NEED TO EVACUATE AND THAT WILL TAKE TIME. ALSO CON ED NEEDS TO CUT THE POWER HERE. THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS OUT BECAUSE WHEN YOU CUT THE POWER, THE ELEVATORS DON’T WORK. THAT WILL TAKE TIME AS WELL. THERE ARE 12 FIREFIGHTER UNITS HERE WITH 60 FIREFIGHTERS AND CON ED WORKING TO GET IT DONE AS FEVERISHLY AS POSSIBLE. YOU CAN IMAGINE TRAFFIC IS A RAT — A COMPLETE MESS. THERE WERE FOUR INJURIES. AT LEAST TWO OF THEM WERE RESPONDING SEE — EMT IN A BUILDING SUPER FROM NUMBER SIX E. 32nd WHO WAS NEARBY WHEN THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED. AGAIN, THOSE INJURIES ARE NON- LIFE-THREATENING

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