Watch shocking moment underground electrics 'exploded' and caught fire in Leeds as 100 homes lose power

This is the shocking moment the underground electrics of a Headingley street 'exploded'.

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 4th April 2020, 10:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th April 2020, 10:22 pm

Footage captured on Fox Croft Mount in Headingley shows smoke billowing from the manhole before a huge blaze ensues.

Pictures provided to the Yorkshire Evening Post show fire crews on the scene tackling the blaze.

The street was cordoned off and power has been lost to the properties according to a resident.

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Fire crews attended the scene as the electrics 'exploded'

The scene is now believed to be under control.

Northern Powergrid live map shows 100 homes which have lost power in LS6.

The statement from Northern Powergrid on their website said: "We've had to switch off the power for safety purposes whilst our engineers work on the cables and equipment that serves your area.

"We appreciate your patience and understanding."

Fire crews attended the scene as the electrics 'exploded'

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Fire crews attended the scene as the electrics 'exploded'

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