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Underground fire spews green smoke, closes some city streets

Second time this street is closed in 24 hours
Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 25, 2018

Some Baltimore City streets were closed for the second time in 24 hours after reports of another underground electrical fire. 

On Tuesday afternoon crews closed N Charles St at Lexington St after reports of green smoke coming out of the ground. 

This comes after a paramedic was injured after an underground transformer caught fire Monday night, causing at least four manholes to explode. Baltimore City Fire officials say the incident occurred at N. Charles and E. Lexington Streets in Downtown.

RELATED: Medic hurt after transformer fire causes manhole explosions

BGE said the smokes was caused by a cable re-igniting on Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, BGE says the situation is under control and it will no longer impact traffic.