VIDEO: Fiery manhole explosion shuts down US train station
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Multiple manhole fires shut down roads near the Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts General Hospital and forced MBTA Red Line trains to bypass the Charles/MGH stop for several hours Tuesday.
The Boston Fire Department said it received a call for smoke coming out of multiple manholes at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
“There have been multiple explosions, the ground around the manhole has buckled,” the fire department wrote, tweeting photos of a firefighter hosing down one of the manholes.
“Due to a working manhole fire in the area, all trains are temporarily bypassing Charles/MGH station,” the MBTA tweeted. Service resumed later that afternoon.
There have been multiple explosions, the ground around the manhole has buckled. Companies are applying an extinguishing agent ( Fire & Ice)to control the fire, after consulting with @EversourceMA pic.twitter.com/844jNDp1Xf
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) March 24, 2020
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