Manhole Fire Causes Building Evacuation
The evacuation came after a carbon monoxide scare that left the FDNY scrambling.
Caused by a nearby manhole fire, the carbon monoxide poisoning could have been lethal – but because of the quick evacuation work by the NYPD and FDNY, there wasn’t a single injury.
The evacuation occurred at 30-90 38th Street, while the manhole fire was between 31st Avenue and 30th Avenue, around 5:30 am.
The tenants were rushed onto an MTA bus to shelter them against the freezing weather and winds, and soon allowed back in their homes.