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Several 911 calls reported an explosion and heavy smoke along North Senate Avenue south of West Michigan Street at around 2:40 p.m. Saturday.
The outbreak sent a manhole cover and a sidewalk in the air, left a large amount of debris on the avenue and let smoke and steam billow out loudly for several minutes, the fire department said in a press release on Saturday evening.
The department first warned people in tweets stay away while Citizens Energy Group works to close the pipe; no people in nearby shops or homes were evicted.
Shortly before 3:45 p.m., the remaining steam was let out of the pipe and the fire brigade ended their work.
Citizens Energy continued to investigate the cause of the rupture, IFD said.
By 6 p.m. Saturday, Citizens Energy had not responded to an email requesting a comment.