1,300 without power after underground vault explosions in Panorama City

Firefighters and LADWP crews investigated two explosions in an underground vault in Panorama City on Friday, April 21, 2017. (KABC)

At least 1,300 people were without power in Panorama City after two underground vault explosions Friday night, authorities said.

The explosions were reported around 8:20 p.m. in the 9000 block of N. Tobias Avenue. Los Angeles firefighters who reported to the scene said smoke was coming from the underground vaults.

Nearby homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution, authorities said. They were allowed back home soon after. LADWP estimated at least 1,335 customers were affected by the explosion, and crews were working to restore power by 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

No injured were reported, authorities said. It was unclear what led to the explosions.
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