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2 Manhole Fires Reported on Boylston Street in Boston

No injuries were reported

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Boston firefighters responded to two reported manhole fires on Boylston Street on Tuesday afternoon.

The fires were reported around 12:45 p.m. at 775 and 800 Boylston Street in the city's Back Bay neighborhood, the Boston Fire Department said. Flames could be seen shooting out of the street, according to photos and video shot by bystanders.

No injuries were reported.

One manhole reportedly flew up in the air and then cracked in half when it landed.

Boston fire officials said Eversource is on scene and police have shut down Boylston Street from Fairfield.

An Eversource spokesman said its crews responded to the manhole fire and immediately began working with the fire department to make sure the area was safe.

"The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported," the company said. "Our crews will remain on scene until they can access inside the manhole to investigate and assess any equipment damage."

Eversource said there were no related customer outages, and said in an update that none were expected as crews repaired the equipment underground overnight.

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