ELIZABETH, NJ – A section of Elizabeth Avenue was closed Wednesday due to an underground fire at the intersection of 7th Street and Elizabeth Avenue.

All side streets leading to and from Elizabeth Avenue in that area are also closed.

At approximately 10:25 a.m., multiple underground explosions from man holes took place in the vicinity of 843 Elizabeth Ave. Elizabeth Police evacuated the area as the explosions continued for another hour. By approximately 12:30 p.m., no active fires were reported.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.