Underground fire shuts down Old City street

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Underground fire shuts down Old City street. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 19, 2017. (WPVI)

An underground fire shut down a stretch of 5th Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia Monday night.

The road remained blocked off between Walnut and Chestnut streets.

Firefighters were first called at 7:30 p.m. when smoke was seen coming from a manhole.

Officials don't know how long it'll be before they can safely re-open to traffic.
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