Manholes Set on Fire in Northeast Philly: Police

There are no reports of evacuations at this time

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012  |  Updated 8:22 PM EDT
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Police say multiple manholes were set on fire after someone poured gasoline down a sewer drain.  NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

NBC10.com - Monique Braxton

Police say multiple manholes were set on fire after someone poured gasoline down a sewer drain. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

Several manholes were set on fire in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday after someone poured gasoline down a sewer drain, according to authorities.

Investigators say it happened around 8:00 p.m. at Academy Road and Nanton Drive in the Byberry section of Philadelphia.

There were no evacuations and no one was injured.

Residents told NBC10 they saw a group of teenagers pouring gasoline inside a sewer drain.

Police have made no arrests. They are still investigating the incident.


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