Manhole, power line fires cause outages in Queens

Manhole, power line fires cause outages in Queens

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Two manholes and overhead power lines caught fire in Woodhaven, Queens on Thursday. (MyFoxNY) Two manholes and overhead power lines caught fire in Woodhaven, Queens on Thursday. (MyFoxNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

More than 1,000 Con Edison customers in Queens were without power Thursday following fires in two manholes and on power lines.

The fires broke out at around 6 a.m. at 95th Avenue near 96th Street in Woodhaven. The situation was under control about one hour later.

SkyFoxHD was overhead where the lines were lying on the ground.

Con Edison crews reported to the scene to deal with the power problem.

By late morning, full service had been restored to nearly all customers, according to Con Ed.

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