Underground fire knocks out power in Chinatown

July 26, 2008 6:16:00 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Fire Department says that around 2:50 this afternoon several manhole covers started smoking when 2 underground transformers caught fire. The fire department responded to the scene and evacuated all of the civilians that were on the street. The Philadelphia Police responded and shutdown 10th Street between Race and Arch.

PECO says that that there are about 300 customers without power.

PECO crews, using cameras attached to rods began inspecting underground, looking into the cause of the incident.

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