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BREAKING: A big explosion just heard on Fifth Ave, New York


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No Injuries Reported In Small Explosion On NYC’s Fifth Avenue

There has been a small explosion around 34th and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

NYC Firefighter Tommy Schwaber told Business Insider it was a manhole fire and that it has already been extinguished.

There are no reports of injuries, but some people are saying power around the Empire State Building have gone out.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/explosion-on-fifth-avenue-in-new-york-2013-5#ixzz2SiBdmnYq

There has been a small explosion around 34th and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

NYC Firefighter Tommy Schwaber told Business Insider it was just a manhole fire and that it has been extinguished.

There are no reports of injuries, but some people are saying power around the Empire State Building have gone out.

Pictures from the scene are a little crazy, however:

Explosion on 34th Street just now. twitter.com/Citygirl15/sta…
— Citygirl15 (@Citygirl15) May 8, 2013

Fire on 34th between 5th and Mad. Smoke billowing out of manhole. Just heard an explosion. twitter.com/saverio/status…
— Saverio Mondelli (@saverio) May 8, 2013

@wework 34th street blocked off from manhole explosion. #epicmorning twitter.com/ShoT_Tr3s/stat…
— Sebastian Rodriguez (@ShoT_Tr3s) May 8, 2013

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  • Jolly Roger

    Very common this time of year. Salt used to melt snow corrodes the insulation on wires, and the sewers are filled with methane gas. A couple of them blew up right near me when I was a kid.