Firefighters respond to multiple manhole fires in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Firefighters responded to multiple manhole fires in Boston early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews responding to a report of smoke on Union Street around 12:30 a.m. found flames shooting out of manholes near Faneuil Hall.

Around the same time, crews also responded to manhole fires in the North End.

Eversource was also called to the scene to assist with power outages and impacted traffic lights.

The incident came almost a week after a manhole fire prompted street closures in the area of Tremont and School streets during the morning commute.

That fire was sparked when an underground cable failed, causing a fan to catch fire, according to Eversource.

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