New York Daily News

Manholes blow, start 3 car fires

- Thomas Tracy and Joseph Stepansky

A QUIET Saturday morning turned disastrous for residents of one Queens block when three manhole explosions set three parked cars on fire, officials said.

Firefighte­rs were called to Metropolit­an and 69th Aves. in Forest Hills after the 6:30 a.m. explosions rocked the sleepy street.

Residents in six buildings were temporaril­y left without power, which was set to return Saturday evening. No injuries were reported. Con Edison was investigat­ing the cause of the manhole explosions. Typically, manhole explosions are caused by cables that corrode due to salt sprinkled on the streets during winter and then catch fire.

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