An underground explosion in Buffalo, New York, blew off a manhole cover and it was all caught on camera.
Dave Harrington, a photojournalist from WGRZ-TV, was interviewing a man on the street when an explosion occurred behind him, about half a block away. The cover shot 200-300 feet into the air as the man yelled, “heads up!” It landed near a firefighter and a utility truck. No one was hurt.
WGRZ-TV reported an electrical fire began around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday on Tupper Street in downtown Buffalo triggered three explosions. However, a spokesman for the utility said the cause of the fire is still unknown.
"This time, this explosion, I've never seen anything like it. It must have popped the manhole cover 2(00), 300 feet in the air," Captain Keith Burke of the Buffalo Fire Department told Time Warner Cable News.
A nearby church and an apartment building were also evacuated for carbon monoxide leaks.
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