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Halal Guys Cart Bursts Into Flames on 53rd Street, FDNY Says

By  Ben Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner | May 15, 2017 11:32am 

 The cart's propane tanks ignited near Sixth Avenue Monday morning, officials said.
The cart's propane tanks ignited near Sixth Avenue Monday morning, officials said.
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Josh Casey

MIDTOWN — The Halal Guys food cart on West 53rd Street burst into flames Monday morning ahead of the lunch hour rush, FDNY officials said.

The propane tanks of the cart, stationed at Sixth Avenue, erupted in flames about 9:10 a.m., officials said.

Nearby construction workers raced over to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher, they said.

There were no reported injuries, an FDNY spokesman said.

Firefighters could be seen hosing down two scorched propane tanks in the street afterwards.

It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the fire.

Halal Guys were able to swap out the damaged cart with another to continue serving hungry customers.

Tourist Daniel Chang, 18, was eating a plate of rice and chicken when he learned about the fire from a reporter.

"Wow. It's kind of dangerous," Chang said.