Manhole Fire in Front of New York Times Building: Pictures
Two Manholes Exploded in Midtown Manhattan in Front of New York Times Building May 3
Just this weekend a possible bomb detonation was avoided in Times Square in New York City and on Monday May 3 one manhole exploded, while another manhole cover blew off on West 40th Street in Midtown. Flames reportedly shot out of the exploding manhole and some were as high as three stories according to the NYTimes.
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These manholes are close to the New York Times building located on the east side of eighth avenue between 40th and 41st Street, but luckily there have been no injuries reported.
As this is in the heart of New York, many people were on hand to take pictures and upload them to twitpic, some of which we have shown below and smoke can be seen coming out of the manhole and the atmosphere looks smoky.
The cause of the explosion is not known at this time and officials are still investigating. There must have been a big crowd of people watching when firefighters arrived as one firefighter tried to do some crowd control.
After the explosion, a firefighter yelled: “It’s not Disneyland, people. Get the hell out of the way.”
New York has been a bit on edge since the incident in Times Square over the weekend, so an event like this still comes as a bit of a shock.