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Photo: Manhole explodes on Michigan Street

Two pedestrians watch flame and smoke explode out of a manhole at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sixth Avenue West shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. An earlier blast threw the manhole cover into the air. The explosion was caused by an und...

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Two pedestrians watch flame and smoke explode out of a manhole at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sixth Avenue West shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
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Two pedestrians watch flame and smoke explode out of a manhole at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sixth Avenue West shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. An earlier blast threw the manhole cover into the air. The explosion was caused by an underground electrical transformer, said Assistant Chief Clint Reff of the Duluth Fire Department. Minnesota Power quickly repaired the faulty equipment, Reff said.

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