Underground Transformers Explode In Downtown Indianapolis

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Credit: RTV6

Underground Transformers Explode In Downtown Indianapolis

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- Businesses in downtown Indianapolis have been evacuated this afternoon after explosions rang out from underground.

According to RTV6, the Indianapolis Fire Department said the explosions were caused by a failed transformer in an underground vault near Meridian and Maryland streets. Smaller explosions were also triggered under nearby manhole covers.

No injuries have been reported.

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