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Manhole Explosion Shakes Downtown New Rochelle

Con Edison crews worked on the New Rochelle manholes well into the afternoon on Thursday.
Con Edison crews worked on the New Rochelle manholes well into the afternoon on Thursday. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
No injuries were reported after manhole covers exploded in New Rochelle.
No injuries were reported after manhole covers exploded in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
New Rochelle residents had to be evacuated following the manhole explosion.
New Rochelle residents had to be evacuated following the manhole explosion. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A manhole explosion shook downtown New Rochelle – both literally, and figuratively – on Thursday, forcing the emergency evacuation of two nearby buildings.

During the morning commute, a series of explosions could be heard on Harrison Street in New Rochelle after Con Edison equipment caught fire and combusted, sending flames and smoke billowing in the area shortly after 8 a.m.

Firefighters swiftly responded from the nearby station, alerting Con Edison crews that their assistance would be needed. As a precaution, residents at two apartment buildings were evacuated from the area due to high carbon-monoxide readings.

Fire crews were able to clear the scene by the afternoon, though Con Edison was still working on a pair of manholes. No injuries were reported.

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