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Fire investigating multiple exploding manhole covers near Public Square

Posted at 10:42 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 22:52:03-05

Cleveland fire is investigating multiple exploding manhole covers around Public Square and sections of downtown. 

The first explosion was reported around 5:30 p.m. in a manhole on West 2nd Street. 

Pressure from the explosion blew off the manhole cover. 

It is unknown what is causing the issue. Crews from Cleveland Fire along with FirstEnergy are looking into the cause.

Another incident was reported at Pearl and Devonshire roads. No injuries were reported. 

Roads around the area were shut down while fire investigated.