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Manhole cover fire knocks out power to thousands in South City

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A manhole cover fire knocked out power to around 3,000  customers in South City for a time on Tuesday night, Ameren says.

The utility told News 4 the fire broke out in a manhole in the 4400 block of south Grand around 9:00 p.m.

As of 9:30 p.m., only around 700 customers are without power. Ameren said it hopes to have everyone’s electricity restored soon, but must assess the fire damage first.

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