Manhole fires knock out power in downtown Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Eversource trucks were in downtown Boston on Sunday after crews responded to multiple manhole cover fires.

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

Crews also responded to manhole fires in the North End around the same time.

Power outages were affecting traffic lights near Faneuil Hall on Sunday morning and 20 customers lost power in the area, according to Eversource.

Similar to last week’s manhole fire in the area of Tremont and School streets, this fire was sparked by an underground cable failure, according to Eversource.

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