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Underground fire damages buildings in Glens Falls

By WKTV News

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an underground explosion has damaged several buildings in Glens Falls, but no injuries are reported.

Fire officials in the city 45 miles north of Albany tell the Post-Star of Glens Falls that the explosion occurred at 6:45 am Thursday.

Police and witnesses reported seeing flames shooting several feet from manholes on downtown streets, where residents reported feeling their buildings being rattled by the blast.

Officials believe the blast was caused by an underground transformer that exploded.

Several businesses and apartments were evacuated. Fire officials say several buildings had basement damage from the force of the explosions, and some streets are closed.

A National Grid utility crew is checking to see what caused the blast.

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