Underground electrical wires cause 'small explosion' in Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 12:05 09 August 2019

Emergency services were called to Chatteris this morning (Friday August 9) after a “small explosion” that was caused by electrical wires. Picture: MARK HEMMENT.

Emergency services were called to Chatteris this morning (Friday August 9) after a "small explosion" that was caused by electrical wires. Picture: MARK HEMMENT.

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Emergency services were called to Chatteris this morning after a "small explosion" that was caused by electrical wires.

Emergency services were called to Chatteris this morning after a "small explosion" that was caused by electrical wires.

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Police officers and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crews attended the incident on the corner between East Park Street and St Martin's Road at around 9.45am.

A police spokesman said: "I believe water got into the electricity supply, causing a small explosion which blew open the manhole covers."

One person said on social media: "I wondered what the bang was!"

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