Firefighters respond to manhole explosion in Providence

(Julianne Lima/WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – No injuries or damage were reported after a manhole explosion in Providence.

Firefighters responded to 1 Financial Plaza in Providence at around 12:15 p.m. for reports from witnesses of an explosion.

Firefighters confirmed that there had been an explosion and that they extinguished a small fire, but nobody had been hurt and there were no reports of damage.

Firefighters and National Grid crews were still on scene at about 1 p.m. checking surrounding buildings for gas and carbon monoxide. The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.