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2 buildings evacuated after loud noise from electrical vault

August 3, 2011 |  9:21 pm

A loud noise coming from an underground electrical vault in Tarzana on Wednesday night shattered windows and forced residents to be evacuated from two nearby buildings, fire officials said. Residents were evacuated from 2 buildiings in Tarzana after a boom was reported from an electrical vault.

Preliminary information indicated that the buildings were apartments or condominiums, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

He said there were no injuries or reports of fire in the incident, which was reported about 8:15 p.m. in the 18400 block of West Collins Street.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were at the scene investigating.

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Image: Map shows the location of the electrical vault incident.

Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

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