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Multiple Manhole Fires In Brooklyn Knock Out Power In Borough Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Multiple manhole fires in Brooklyn have knocked out power in Borough Park.

Chopper 2 was over the scene Friday evening at 56th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway as smoke poured out of the ground and into the street.

The New York Fire Department is on the scene and tells CBS2 that power is out on several surrounding blocks.

First responders added that the fires are out and no injuries were reported.

Residents told CBS2 they heard a loud explosion and then saw the fire coming from the manholes. The residents allege that they've been complaining to Con Edison for weeks about their spotty electricity.

It is not yet known if there is a connection between the Friday's fires and those reported power problems.

Authorities are urging commuters in the area to expect traffic delays and use alternate routes through Brooklyn.

Stay with CBS New York for the latest on this developing story

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