An underground steam pipe in the Flatiron section of Manhattan exploded on the morning of July 19. The dramatic blast happened near Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, but the New York Fire Department reported that no one was injured and that nearby residents were told to shelter in place. The New York Times reported that 138 firefighters were on the scene as of 8 a.m. local time. The morning commute was disrupted, but Corey Johnson, the New York City Council speaker, tweeted that it was “a miracle no one was hurt.”Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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