The following incident report is courtesy of District A-1 Boston Police:
12/31/15 ~ 5:44pm
Police Officer’s responded to a manhole fire at Salem Street and Hull Street. Boston Fire was on scene and extinguished the fire.
Eversource reported to the scene and stated that it was one of their electrical manholes and insulation around the cables had sparked causing the problem.
Eversource is to secure and repair the problem.