Underground fire causes power outages across St. Louis area; 6,300 affected

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An underground fire in north city caused power outages across the St. Louis area. The fire was electrical and it all started in a manhole at Broadway and Salisbury around 10:30p.m. Wednesday night. The fire has been smothered and crews are working to fix the problem.

Ameren officials say some equipment malfunctioned and started the fire.

As of 5 a.m. more than 6,300 Ameren customers in Grand Center, the Central West End, Hyde Park and the Jeff VanderLou neighborhoods were still without power.

 

 

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.