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Flatbush and Dean shut down for hours due to electrical fire

Location: 
Flatbush Avenue, Dean Street
When: 
July 1, 2012 - 5:30am

Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street were shut down due to an electrical fire in manholes on Flatbush between Bergen and Dean Streets.  Patch reports 98 households and businesses were without power and that according to Con Ed the fires were likely due to cables overheating.
The affected properties were mostly located on Flatbush from 6th Avenue north, past the arena.   The power was restored by 3:30 AM.  
FDNY shut Flatbush from Bergen Street north to (I think) 5th Avenue.  Dean Street was closed from 5th to 6th Avenues.  
 
For photos:  
http://parkslope.patch.com/articles/98-homes-without-power-after-flatbus...
http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2012/07/manhole-fire-on-flatbush...

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People: 
Extended community
Frequency: 
One time