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Hundreds in dark after manhole explosion

April 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several hundred people were left without power Sunday night after an underground vault malfunctioned in Mission Hills.Firefighters say they got the call of a manhole cover explosion around 1:30 p.m. on the 10000 block of Swinton Avenue.

They immediately called the Department of Water and Power.

DWP officials say there was no explosion, but some equipment did malfunction causing a disruption in service for four hundred customers.

No one was injured.

The incident comes on the heels of another underground accident near L.A. International Airport that killed firefighter Brent Lovrien.

 

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