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Vault Explosion Knocks Out Power at The Grove

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An underground vault explosion caused a power outage in the Park La Brea area, including at The Grove and Farmers Market. (Courtesy image)

Roughly 1,000 customers lost power today in the Park La Brea area — including The Grove and Farmers Market — due to an underground vault explosion.

The explosion at 6348 West Third Street was reported to the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power at 8:26 a.m., according to DWP spokeswoman Michelle Vargas, who said most of the affected customers had their electricity restored about 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:29 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who said there was no fire and no injuries.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast.

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