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Firefighter Injured In Washington Heights Manhole Explosion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A firefighter was injured Thursday evening when a manhole exploded in Washington Heights.

Around 8:30 p.m., the manhole exploded at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the FDNY told CBS2.

The manhole cover blew off and hit a firefighter who had responded, the FDNY said.

The firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The FDNY was already on the scene after getting calls about several smoking manholes.

Con Edison and the FDNY remained on the scene late into the night Thursday.

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