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Two manhole covers exploded this morning in the city's Financial District. The early morning explosions, according to PG&E, were due to burning secondary mains. Scary, right? Right. Uncommon, yes? Nope. It turns out that, care of tenacious research from SFist commenter FraggleRock, a pattern emerges.
- August 19, 2005 @ Post & Kearny - Woman severely burned, property damage to Polo Ralph Lauren store.
- February 21, 2007 @ Mason betw. Geary & O'Farrell - underground 1-alarm fire, no injuries.
- June 24, 2008 @ California & Drumm - 2 manhole covers blown off, cable car service disrupted, no injuries.
- August 27, 2008 @ Stockton & O'Farrell - underground explosion blows off manhole cover, no injuries.