A lot of you have written in to see if we’re okay after the manhole explosion near our office. We appreciate the concern. But, honestly, I feel embarrassed getting the questions. Because even though we’re probably only maybe a couple hundred feet from where it happened, we didn’t even notice until someone saw smoke outside the window.
But TPM Reader DR across the street had a more hair-raising experience.
My office is on the top floor of 641 Sixth Ave, directly above the Radio Shack. As I was working at my computer, I suddenly felt a flash of heat on my face and looked up to see nothing but a huge ball of flame outside my window — and that’s on the 7th floor. I screamed “Get the f–k outta here” and our company vacated immediately. I don’t know if there were any injuries downstairs, closer to the transformer that burst into flame, but everyone on our floor got out safely.
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