The fire is out.  Now it's going to take a while to get things working again.  An underground electrical fire early this morning left several businesses  and residents in the downtown area are without power this morning.

Fire crews were called to an underground fire early Friday morning. Thick black smoke could be seen coming from the manhole.  Authorities are still on hand and a small portion of the downtown roped off for workers.  The Area affected is between 8th and 11th and from Phillips to Minnesota Avenue.

It is not known how long it will take to fix the problem.  Crews are either on hand or en route to work on the problem.


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