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Vault explosion knocks out power in Koreatown

February 11, 2012 12:42:09 AM PST
An underground explosion forced the temporary closure of Western Avenue and 8th Street in Los Angeles' Koreatown on Saturday.

Light smoke was reported in the area, and DWP crews were called to the scene.

According to the L.A. City Fire Department, an underground power vault short-circuited, causing the loss of power to several businesses, apartment buildings and traffic signals in the area.

No injuries or surface damage were reported.

Streets in the area were closed off as firefighters investigated.


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