Photo by Greg Topf

About an hour ago there was what the MTA was describing as a "subway smoke condition" near West 53rd Street and 7th Avenue. We just received some photos of a manhole fire at that intersection, and NotifyNYC is now alerting straphangers that "the F and V trains are suspended in Manhattan. B and D trains are diverted onto the A line between West 57th Street and West 4th Street." NY1 adds that there has been a "forced evacuation" but no injuries have been reported yet.

UPDATE: At 2 p.m. NotifyNYC released the following status update. "Due to a previous fire, there is no 4 train service in both directions between 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station and the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Station. The 7, B, C, D, F, and G trains have resumed service with residual delays."

UPDATE II: As of 4:45 p.m. "4 train service has resumed in both directions between 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station and the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Station."