Electrical vault explodes in Highland Park

An explosion in an underground utility vault in Highland Park tonight   prompted the closure of York Boulevard and may have also triggered a temporary power outage in the area.

The LAPD Northeast Division on its Twitter feed said that police and fire officials were investigating the underground explosion that took place at about 8 p.m. York was closed one block east of Figueroa Street.  Meanwhile, the Highland Park Twitter feed said the explosion may have also been responsible for a brief power outage that extended south to Avenue 50.

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