@evgrieve what's with the fire at union sq subway station? I saw flames come up through the grates on the sidewalk!
— Meredith Franks (@mfranks715) July 20, 2012
Fuck, something on fire in Union Square & it's rumbling & who knows what all. Anyone know scoop? Either way, I'm outta here!
— Patty Garcia (@opattyg) July 20, 2012
Union Square subway entrance on 14th and Union Sq E is basically on fire & making exploding noises.
— Remington Tonar (@remtonar) July 20, 2012
Fire in the subway station at Union Square. Walked out through tons of nasty smoke! Hooray!
— Megan (@meganlibrarian) July 20, 2012
Updated 1:17 p.m.:
Per a witness: "Word on the street is electrical converter on fire underground at Union Square."
Updated 2:49 p.m.
Per Gothamist: "Con Ed says the fire at Union Square is out, and was caused by 'failure of electrical cables.'"