First responders evacuate Bed-Stuy day care after gas leak: FDNY

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Con Edison crews are investigating a power outage in Bedford-Stuyesant after fire fighters evacuated a day-care center on Thursday morning in response to a subterranean gas leak.

New York’s Bravest responded to the emergency near Franklin Avenue March 28 at 8:04 a.m., and evacuated a nearby childcare provider in response to the leak, according to a spokesman for the fire department.

Fire fighters called National Grid and Con Edison to assist in patching up the leak, and the city’s first responders have since handed off the problem to technicians with the utility companies, according to the FDNY spokesman.

A rep for power company Con Edison confirmed that five houses have been effected by the electrical outage and that the utility company is still investigating the cause.

A spokeswoman for National Grid could not immediately comment on the status of the leak.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 1:29 pm, March 28, 2019
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