Manhole Fire Causes 'Multiple Explosions' Near Charles/MGH MBTA Station

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A manhole fire near the MBTA's Charles/MGH Station has caused "multiple explosions," the Boston Fire Department said Tuesday afternoon.

Boston Fire said they got the report of smoke coming from multiple manholes on Charles Street around 3:15 p.m.

"There have been multiple explosions, the ground around the manhole has buckled," Boston Fire said in a tweet.

Pieces of the broken manhole cover could be seen in photos from the Boston Fire Department.

They added that crews consulted with Eversource and have decided to apply an extinguishing agent known as Fire & Ice to control the blaze.

The T said shuttle buses were temporarily replacing Red Line service between Park Street and Kendall/MIT as crews battled the fire, but said shortly after that service had resumed, and trains were simply bypassing the station.

The fire was causing smoke to be visible near the MGH stop and parts of the city's Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Crews were checking surrounding buildings for any signs of smoke or fire.

Boston Fire said there were no injuries, and they were working with Eversource to determine the cause of the fires.

Check out photos from the scene from WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin and the Boston Fire Department below:

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