LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — An underground explosion has rocked downtown Los Angeles, blowing off manhole covers and sending heavy smoke pouring out into the street.

The force of the explosion pushed up three manhole covers. Witnesses reported seeing heavy smoke coming out of the street in the 200 block of South Hill Street and several other nearby locations.


Firefighters responded and said there were no reports of injuries, reports ABC7.

Officials said there were no immediate indications of power outages in the area.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Downtown, comprising diverse smaller areas such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo and the Arts District, offers renowned art museums, cutting-edge restaurants & hip bars. Modern high-rises mix with architectural landmarks, such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the city’s 1781 birthplace. Anchoring the Music Center performing arts complex is Walt Disney Concert Hall, with striking steel architecture designed by Frank Gehry – wikipedia.