This just in from BHB tipster “Lou”:
There is an active manhole fire on Joralemon at the corner of Willow Place. Smoke was coming out of the manholes and the street was being closed off as I approached. Suddenly there was an explosion and I saw two manhole covers pop 8-10 feet in the air. I could see the bottom side of the covers and I was standing uphill the manholes!
Firefighters are checking the surrounding basements for potential gas leaks.
Multiple manhole fires near Joralemon St and Columbia Place in BK. More information to follow.
Gothamist reports subway delays/closures.
Update: 1:47pm Willowtown Cop reports that Willow Place is being evacuated.
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