Back Bay Blackout & manhole fires

Manhole explosions reported on Huntington Avenue as NStar announces power restoration to most of city

At least two manhole explosions were reported on Huntington Avenue this afternoon near Belvidere Street at the same time as NStar was announcing progress in restoring power after the smoky fire Tuesday night that knocked power out in a broad swath of the city.

The explosions were reported shortly before 4 p.m. on the street near the Christian Science Center. The cause was not known. No injuries were reported, said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald. No further information on the incident was immediately available.  >> Full story


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