Underground explosion temporarily closes Wilshire Boulevard

A small underground explosion closed Wilshire Boulevard between Curson Avenue and Hauser Boulevard in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

A methane leak into two underground vaults caused a small explosion and closed a section of Wilshire Boulevard Sunday.

Several people called 911 and reported seeing several manhole covers displaced in the 5600 block of West Wilshire Boulevard at about 4:30 p.m., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The Department of Water and Power had to close Wilshire Boulevard between Curson Avenue and Hauser Boulevard. A DWP crew was summoned and firefighters cleared the scene after 26 minutes.

The DWP says there was no damage and no one lost service. No one was hurt.

CNS contributed to this report.

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