ALBANY, N.Y. - National Grid crews worked through the night, looking underground downtown Albany to learn more about the electrical fire in the sewer system that caused a series of explosions Wednesday afternoon.
North Pearl Street is now open between State Street and Columbia Street, after being closed overnight.
A fire in the sewer system in downtown Albany resulted in smoke being drawn into the Albany County Judicial Center on Lodge Street through the air intake system, causing the building to be shut down Wednesday afternoon, as well as roads nearby to close.
Initial reports say this was due to an underground electrical fire in this area that happened around 3 p.m.
Officials say the fire caused a couple manhole covers to explode, one on Steuben Street and one on North Pearl Street.
Surrounding businesses and residences were evacuated as a precaution after the fire, as well.
No one has been hurt and the source of the fire is unknown at this time.
National Grid crews, Albany Fire Department and Albany Police Department remain on the scene to continue their investigation.
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