Smoke, explosions from manhole investigated in Bluefield
Buildings in a southern West Virginia town were evacuated Wednesday after smoke and several explosions erupted from a manhole.
No injuries were reported.
Bluefield Fire Lt. Robbie Stevenson says after fire crews went to the scene to investigation the first explosion, a second explosion occurred in the manhole, and a third happened after local buildings were evacuated.
News outlets report American Electric Power crews were called to investigate the power supply running from the manhole, while a gas company was summoned to check on a line running nearby. The explosions are under investigation.