Construction Sparks Electrical Blaze on Lower East Side

By Tom Liddy on May 7, 2011 2:34pm | Updated on May 8, 2011 8:03am

Fire crews respond to an electrical blaze on Houston and Essex streets Saturday.
Fire crews respond to an electrical blaze on Houston and Essex streets Saturday.
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Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo Staff

By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

LOWER EAST SIDE - A blaze erupted on the Lower East Side Saturday afternoon after construction workers hit an electrical line, officials said.

Flames shot up from the site at Essex Street, near Houston Street around 1:30 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of evacuations and fire department crews did not find elevated carbon monoxide levels.

There were also no injuries.

Flames shoot out of the ground at Houston and Essex streets.
Flames shoot out of the ground at Houston and Essex streets.
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Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo Staff

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