Manhole explodes in downtown Spokane; power restored
SPOKANE, Wash. — A manhole exploded in downtown Spokane early Friday morning.
According to Spokane Fire, they received a call just after 5:30 a.m. Firefighters said the fire sparked underneath the road in an Avista vault.
People reported seeing smoke pluming out of the manhole Friday morning on the 500-block of West Riverside Avenue.
Avista temporarily shut down power in the downtown Spokane core area before making repairs. Power was restored to the area around 11:30 a.m.
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