Underground pipe ruptures in downtown Indianapolis, shooting steam and debris into the air
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An underground pipe ruptured in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, shooting hot steam and debris into the air through a manhole in the street.
The Indianapolis Fire Department started receiving reports of heavy smoke in the area of Michigan Street and Senate Avenue around 2:40 p.m. Firefighters reported heavy steam and a large amount of debris in the street.
Streets were closed in a one-block radius and people were asked to stay away. No businesses or residents were displaced due to the rupture.
Citizens Energy Group responded and shut off the pipe, IFD reported around 3:45 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause.
No injuries were reported.
Contact IndyStar reporter Elizabeth DePompei at 317-444-6196 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @edepompei.
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