A Bomb Just Went Off in Bushwick, Reports Rapper Kitty Pryde

Update: 2:40 p.m.:

Actually, it was multiple manhole fires, according to FDNY. The fires broke out this afternoon near 176 Maujer Street in Brooklyn. Four to five manholes were involved, but all of the fires were contained by 2:20 p.m.

The cause remains unknown. "There's a number of things, of reasons it could be," said FDNY spokesperson Michael Parrella.

Con-Ed, he added, would be investigating. "It's their equipment, so they are better suited to do the investigation of the fire. If it was was a house, you know, we would do the investigation, but it's not."

Tuesday, August 13, 1pm:

Rapper Kitty Pryde reports a bomb just went off outside her apartment in Bushwick.

The explosion occurred around 12:20 p.m.

Rather, the series of explosions.

There was some speculation at the scene about who may be behind the explosions.

Area residents are remaining calm.

Police and firefighters are currently responding.

Luckily, there do not appear to be any fatalities.

Witnesses remained stoic throughout the ordeal.

If you would like to donate to victims of the Bushwick bombing, chips and salsa are the preferred method.

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