No Injuries After SF Manholes Blow

Sunday, May 29, 2011  |  Updated 11:13 AM PDT
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No Injuries After SF Manholes Blow

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A chain reaction of energy ended blowing off two manhole covers in San Francisco Sunday.

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About a dozen fire personnel responded to an underground  transformer explosion near San Francisco's Pier 3 that blew two manhole  covers off this morning, a fire dispatcher said.

The San Francisco Fire Department sent carbon dioxide specialists  along with firefighters and paramedics to the blown electrical transformer on  the Embarcadero near Pier 3 minutes after a 8:27 a.m. call, a dispatcher  said.

No one was injured, but part of the road on the Embarcadero near  Pier 3 was closed to traffic for a time.

Transformers, which reduce high energy to lower levels, blow  often, but this one is underground instead of on a power line or above  ground, the dispatcher said.
 

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