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Dozens unharmed after explosion in Phoenix

Posted at 2:47 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 11:27:12-04
PHOENIX (AP) - Fire officials say an explosion at a north Phoenix building sent about 50 people scrambling but nobody was hurt.
 
The Phoenix Fire Department says the blast occurred Saturday morning and shattered windows on the first floor of a building near 24th and Peoria avenues.
 
Firefighters believe the explosion occurred in an underground electrical vault.
 
People who were inside the building managed to exit safely.
 
Witnesses say there was a fire but firefighters declared the area under control by 10:45 a.m.
 
A hazmat team and the local utility are monitoring the situation.
 
The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.