Breaking News: Fire Burning Through Astoria Sidewalks

There is currently a fire burning underground in Astoria. Flames are being shot up in pockets through the sidewalk – creating a harmful situation.

The scene is unfolding currently at 36th Street between 24th and 25th Avenue, where FDNY trucks are working to get the situation under control .

The possible reason for the flames is an underground transformer fire – it may be gas fed.

Homes around the area are being evacuated at this time, and carbon monoxide levels are being continually monitored.

Stay safe, and if you’re in the surrounding areas, try your best to evacuate