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Underground Fire Shut Down Rowland Heights Intersection

Smoke from the electrical fire sent smoke billowing up through manhole cover at Nogales and Colima Road.

An electrical fire that sent smoke billowing through a manhole cover in Rowland Heights shut down an intersection for a few hours, authorities said today.

It was reported at 5 p.m. and police closed the Northbound Nogales and Colima Road Intersection to allow Southern California Edison to conduct repairs, according to Officer Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP was there for about 90 minutes, and the intersection was re- opened about 9 p.m., Sgt. Rob Blunt of Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Walnut Station said.

--City News Service


Vito Spago October 13, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Signal lights went out at Pathfinder and Brea Canyon cutoff at 4:30 as I sat at the light. If the fire was reported at 5 there was sure a slow response. I hate living in a 3rd world country. Edison is having far too many breakdowns. You know they are spending ZERO on maintenance and everything on fat salaries and pensions

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