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Manholes Explode in New York

May 10, 2005

(New York ) Several manholes exploded in Coney Island during early morning hours, causing high carbon monoxide readings in several apartment buildings.

At least three manholes exploded on Mermaid Avenue near West 33rd Street just before one a.m.

Five people, including two firefighters, were taken to Coney Island Hospital for observation.

The manhole fires raised carbon monoxide levels in 2940 West 33rd Street, 2950 West 33rd Street and 2952 West 33rd Street.

Firefighters vented the apartment buildings to lower the carbon monoxide levels.

The cause of the manhole fires are still under investigation.







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