Manhole Fires Break Out on L.i.c. Block

Firefighters rushed to put out fires that broke out inside four manholes on a street in the Ravenswood section of Long Island City on Monday morning, Feb. 11, sources said. Reportedly, the blazes ignited at around 9 a.m. in the vicinity of 35th Avenue and Crescent Street. Reportedly, one of the manhole fires extended to the basement of a nearby home. Responding to the scene (in the order of their arrival) were members of Engine companies 260, 262, 263, 212 and 325; Ladder companies 116, 117, 115, 128 and 163; Squad Co. 288; Rescue 4 and Battalions 49 and 45-under the direction of Division 14-along with the 114th Precinct and EMS units. No injuries were reported. Two hose lines were used by firefighters to bring the blaze under control, FDNY sources said. Con Edison crews arrived on the scene a short time later to restore power to customers affected by the blaze.

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