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Several Malden businesses were evacuated and traffic was diverted Sunday when a fire at a transformer caused at least two manholes to explode.

The explosions happened on Main Street neat Malden High School, WBZ reported.

Neighbors heard multiple explosions and large flames and thick black smoke could be seen shooting up from underground, WCVB reported. Multiple apartments and businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

The MBTAshuttled buses to the area to keep people warm during evacuations.


No one was injured.

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