Manhole Fire Sends Smoke Billowing Into Air In Chelsea

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire broke out in a manhole in Chelsea Tuesday evening, sending billowing clouds of thick, gray smoke into the air.

The fire was burning as of just before 4:30 p.m. at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue, officials told CBS2.

The FDNY was on the scene. There were no injuries reported.

Video from a witness, Michael Ruggiero, showed smoke billowing from the manhole and turning the surrounding air an acrid shade of brownish gray in front of a Crunch Gym.

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