Flushing manhole fire leaves three buildings without power on a cold winter night

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A manhole fire that damaged electrical equipment in Flushing left hundreds of residents in a nearby apartment complex without power on Monday night.

According to officials, at 10:13 p.m. on Jan. 28, a call came in to the FDNY regarding a manhole fire at 42-49 Colden St. Upon their arrival, firefighters found that Con Edison equipment in the manhole for the building was on fire.

The FDNY had the fire under control by 1:46 a.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

The building reportedly had high levels of carbon monoxide, causing up to 50 people to be evacuated from the building. Con Edison shut down power for three buildings, including 42-55 and 42-60 Colden St., leaving 560 units without power.

By 6:45 a.m., Con Edison restored power to all three buildings, with a temporary generator being provided to 42-49 Colden St. Con Edison is still on scene making repairs to the damaged equipment.

At this time, it is not clear what caused the fire.

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