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Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks Neighborhoods Without Power After 2 Underground Vault Explosions

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – There were two underground transformer explosions in Valley Glen Monday morning.

Vault Explosions In Valley Glen Knock Out Power
Firefighters at the scene of an underground vault explosion in the Valley Glen neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. July 12, 2021. (CBSLA)

The explosions, which occurred in underground electric vaults, occurred at around 10 a.m. in the 6000 block of North Fulton Avenue and the 5600 block of North Ethel Avenue, both in the vicinity of L.A. Valley College, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Footage from Sky2 showed that one of the explosions blew off a manhole cover.

There were no fires and no injuries immediately reported. Approximately 4,650 L.A. Department of Water and Power customers without power in Sherman Oaks, and another 2,887 customers without power in Valley Glen after two underground vault explosions.

Crews with the LADWP and the L.A. Department of Transportation were on both scenes.

The intersections were closed in both explosion spots.

The cause of the explosions was unknown.

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