An electrical fire caused power outages that spread to multiple buildings on 108th Street on Monday night.
The fire was called in at 8:57 p.m. at 241 West 108th Street, and went to a second alarm, with 106 firefighters and EMS personnel called to the scene. “Firefighters chased down an electrical fire which ignited a gazebo as well as the 4th floor of the multiple dwelling,” an FDNY spokesperson wrote. There were “multiple small explosions” during the fire, according to Jennifer R., a resident of 255 West 108th, which was impacted.
“Neighboring buildings had power loss due to fire extending from the manhole,” the FDNY spokesperson added. “Members on scene investigated and ventilated any areas affected by carbon monoxide.”
The fire was declared under control at 11:56, with no injuries reported.
“Con Ed isolated the origin and has control of the scene,” the FDNY said.