Underground explosions linked to an electrical fire caused several manholes in downtown Omaha to blow their covers yesterday evening, unleashing tall flames that illuminated the darkened neighborhood.
A photo of the inferno was captured by a local resident from a nearby apartment.
Crews from the Omaha Public Power District were working around the clock to restore power to the area. About 100 customers were still without electricity as of this morning, but things are expected to be back to normal by tonight.
UPDATE: Boo. An Omaha World-Herald reporter did some snooping around and discovered that the photo above only shows one manhole flame. The rest are streetlight reflections.
[photo via Reddit]