Explosion Involving Underground Electrical Vault Damages Apartment Building


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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - An explosion involving an underground electrical vault damaged an apartment building in North Hollywood today, but no one was hurt.  

Firefighters were sent to the three-story building in the 5600 block of North Farmdale Avenue at 7:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  

``The explosion occurred in a subterranean electrical vault located in the apartment building's garden space at the front west side, between the street and building,'' the LAFD said in a statement.  

``The forceful blast, heard over a wide area, as well as concrete debris from the electrical vault's lid, caused ... visible damage to the eave line of the structure, and broke multiple apartment windows,'' the LAFD reported.  

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety were notified.

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