Carson Street briefly closed Saturday because of utility fire

| Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 1:51 p.m.

Emergency responders were reopening a section of East Carson Street after a small utility fire late Saturday morning.

Smoke began streaming from a manhole cover just before noon at East Carson and South 12th streets, an Allegheny County emergency dispatcher said. She said a nearby utility pole soon caught fire.

Responders quickly closed Carson Street from South 11th to South 13th streets. They evacuated a store in the area as a precaution, though no structure fires were reported, the dispatcher said.

Duquesne Light responded to the scene, where city officials began reopening the area by about 1:20 p.m.

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