Manhole Explosions And Fire Cause Power Outages

Eversource Energy

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Manhole explosions and a fire in Massachusetts have caused a power outage.

Firefighters responded to a commercial area off the highway in Needham on Tuesday afternoon for reports of an explosion, which they determined to be from two manholes.

No injuries are reported. Fire officials have blocked off the area as energy provider Eversource assesses the damage.

Over 1,300 Eversource outages were reported in Needham and Newton, but outages have now decreased to below 1,000.

Eversource is New England's largest energy provider, with more than 3.6 million customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

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