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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) —  Nearly 2,000 customers in the Fort Lauderdale are without power after an underground utility fire.

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Florida Power and Light (FPL) shut down power to the area  near 1900 NE 33rd Avenue due to the fire.

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The fire, which occurred in an underground utility vault, was so strong, it sent a manhole cover flying about 100-feet.

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FPL and utility crews were seen at the scene putting out the fire and investigating.