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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Nobody was injured when an underground steam pipe broke in on Saturday afternoon, the Indianapolis Fire Department said.

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.

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