Manhole Fire, Explosion Reported Near Time-Life Building, Manhattan

FDNY firefighters responded about 2:30 p.m. Monday to a fire and possible explosion at underground vault under a manhole on 51st Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue.

Buildings in the area were evacuated as flames and smoke were seen rising out of the manhole.

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