Manhole Fire at 84th and West End Avenue

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Multiple manhole fires caused smoke to cover a portion of the street on 84th and West End Avenue on Monday.

Video posted on Citizen–and shared with us by multiple witnesses–shows police tape blocking the street and FDNY, NYPD and Con Edison vehicles responding to the scene.

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The videos we saw were taken between about 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


A press person for Con Edison confirmed the location of 84th and West End Avenue. He wasn’t able to provide an address, but said it appeared to be a single building that experienced an outage.

A police call shared on Citizen indicates the incident address was 500 West End Avenue (between 84th and 85th streets), and one of the officers on the call described “constant explosions underneath.”

An FDNY official told ILTUWS that the call was first requested at 5:16 p.m. and as of 7:54 p.m. on Monday, the FDNY and Con Ed were still working on it. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was not confirmed. We’ll provide updates if and when we learn more.


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  1. Jay July 9, 2024

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