HARLEM — A second fire broke out near West 122nd Street Tuesday afternoon, just hours after a manhole blaze shut off power to 46 buildings and a public school, officials said.
Smoke and flames were seen shooting out of the roof of 248 Lenox Ave. between 122nd and 123rd streets at about 1:30 p.m. Several residents were forced to flee the building, but there were no injuries, according to the FDNY.
Some of the tenants said their building did not lose power after the earlier incident, but that lights were flickering after they heard "exploding sounds" from the manhole.
Several Con Ed workers went into the residence to alert people inside.
"I didn't know what was going on until someone knocked on the door," said Zenobia McCullers, who ran outside with her newborn child.
It was not immediately clear if the two blazes were connected.