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Downtown Louisville streets reopen after underground fire today

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tonight, downtown Louisville streets are back open after a series of explosions and underground fires closed the roads earlier today.

An LG&E spokesman says a "faulty underground cable" is to blame.

The first explosion happened around 7 this morning near the intersection of Seventh and Jefferson Streets.

A series of explosions followed that blew manhole covers several stories in the air.

Streets near the Hall of Justice and Metro Hall were closed down for several hours.

LMPD headquarters was evacuated after dangerous fumes were detected.

"LMPD evacuated essentially because we were getting some carbon monoxide readings inside there," said Lt. Col. Glen Nally, Louisville Fire and Rescue.

LG&E plans to return to do a future follow up to inspect the utilities in the area.

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