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Underground fire in manhole reported in Makiki

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MAKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The intersection of Punahou and Dole streets was closed briefly early Tuesday after a reported underground fire in a Hawaiian Electric Company manhole, Honolulu police said. 

Crews said the cover was blown off at about 2:30 a.m.

It’s not clear how it happened, but there was no visible smoke and no blackout in the area.

The intersection was opened about 15 minutes later.

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