Hundreds lose power in Mott Haven during extreme heat due to manhole fires

Hundreds in the Bronx were left without power Monday after manhole fires.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2020, 11:35 AM

Updated 1,396 days ago


Hundreds in the Bronx were left without power Monday after manhole fires.
News 12 is told there were multiple manhole fires in the Mott Haven area that caused the power outages that Con Edison crews are still working to fix Tuesday afternoon.
Power was restored to residents around 7:30 p.m. Officials believe they're a result of an underground electrical failure linked to the system overheating, likely because so many people have been cranking up their air conditioners to cope with the heat.
Monday was on one of the hottest days, with temperatures reaching almost 100 degrees. The first reported manhole fire left residents without power around 1:30 p.m. during the extreme heat.
Many residents had no choice, but to find ways to stay cool outside while their building power was shut off. 

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