A sequence of manhole fires in midtown Manhattan on Saturday compelled the evacuation of a theatre advanced the place performances of performs together with Jersey Boys and Avenue Q have been underway.
No accidents have been reported from the manhole fires at round eight p.m. at West 50th Avenue close to Eighth Avenue.
However a consultant for the theatre advanced New World Phases stated patrons have been evacuated as a precaution.
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“Fortunately, nobody was damage,” stated Michael Coco, senior director of theatre operations for the Shubert Group.
The performs that have been cancelled for the night time additionally included The Play That Goes Flawed, Puffs and A Spirited Historical past of Ingesting.
Photographs posted on social media present flames taking pictures into the air. Tim Teeman, a senior editor on the Every day Beast, posted on Twitter that he was contained in the theatre advanced when he heard “four or 5 bangs/explosions” and smelled smoke.
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The Hearth Division says the fires have been underneath management by 9:15 p.m.
Subway trains skipped the 50th Avenue station on the C and E traces whereas firefighters investigated.
A spokesman for Consolidated Edison stated nobody misplaced energy. The reason for the fires was not identified.