mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)
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Minor Fire in Brookline

At 7 AM this morning, as gnomi and I were going to work, we saw that a small fire (or at least, what we hope is a small fire) was burning underneath a manhole cover just two blocks from our bus stop.


Smoke From the Street Smoke From the Street
Smoke emerges from the NSTAR manhole at the corner of Harvard St. and Naples St. in Brookline, on the morning of July 13, 2007. Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



Although it looks like it could be steam, it was definitely smoke; the air nearby smelled of burning.

After I took the above photo, I went into Ross Cleaners to ask the owner what he knew about it. Apparently, he had seen the smoke emerging from the manhole and he called the Fire Department, who was now on the scene along with police. From what I understand, they were waiting for NSTAR to show up because they can't go into the manhole until folks from the utility company are on the scene.



More Smoke From the Street More Smoke From the Street
Smoke emerges from the NSTAR manhole at the corner of Harvard St. and Naples St. in Brookline, on the morning of July 13, 2007. Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein.



I'm reporting this less than an hour after seeing it, hoping by now that the fire has been extinguished and that the neighborhood still has power...
Tags: boston, brookline, personal
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