Underground fire briefly delays People Mover service, closes Lafayette Boulevard

An underground fire closed Lafayette Boulevard near Cass Avenue on July 7, 2018. (WDIV)

DETROIT - Lafayette Boulevard near Cass Avenue in Detroit was closed down Saturday afternoon due to an underground fire.

The People Mover's service was delayed and the area was blocked off by Detroit police and fire personnel as DTE Energy investigated the cause of the fire.

It has since reopened to traffic and the People Mover's service returned to normal.

DTE Energy stopped investigating Saturday night and are expected to send a camera underground Sunday morning to look at the damage and to find the potential cause.

There has been no reported loss of power.

An underground fire closed Lafayette Boulevard near Cass Avenue on July 7, 2018. (WDIV)

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