Manhole Fire Causes Building Evacuation

By Ilija Sekulovski

Today was one of the coldest days we’ve had so far, and unfortunately for about 25 people, they had to evacuate their homes and endure the winter weather.


The evacuation came after a carbon monoxide scare that left the FDNY scrambling.


Caused by a nearby manhole fire, the carbon monoxide poisoning could have been lethal – but because of the quick evacuation work by the NYPD and FDNY, there wasn’t a single injury.



The evacuation occurred at 30-90 38th Street, while the manhole fire was between 31st Avenue and 30th Avenue, around 5:30 am.


The tenants were rushed onto an MTA bus to shelter them against the freezing weather and winds, and soon allowed back in their homes.


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