July 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Updated: July 14, 2017 10:26 pm

No injuries reported after hydro vault explodes in downtown Toronto, police say

Emergency crews responded to a hydro vault explosion at Adelaide and Bay streets Friday evening.

Don Mitchell / AM640

Toronto police say a hydro vault exploded in downtown Toronto on Friday afternoon, but no injuries were reported in the area.

Officers say the explosion occurred at about 5 p.m. and police and fire crews found white billowing smoke when they arrived on scene.

Crews determined the explosion had occurred in a hydro vault.

Police closed off Adelaide Street, near Bay Street, while emergency crews responded.

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Another hydro vault exploded in Toronto’s financial district in May, with no injuries reported at that time.

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