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Associated Press , Published February 26 2013

Underground fire forces part of downtown Minneapolis to evacuate

MINNEAPOLIS — Smoke pouring from an underground fire has forced some businesses to evacuate in part of downtown Minneapolis.

The fire was burning Tuesday afternoon inside a manhole in a mostly commercial area.

A spokeswoman for Xcel Energy tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/Xfe0Ej) the fire probably was caused by overheated electrical cables or equipment, but the cause remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported. Some power was lost to a handful of locations near the fire.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com


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