Powerful Blast at Power Substation Sends a Fireball Over Burbank

A fire is burning Friday after an explosion that rattled part of Burbank and sent a ball of fire over the area.

The blast sent a tower of smoke billowing above the Burbank Water and Power property near the 5 Freeway and Empire Center.

Firefighters are trying to get into the gated area to attack the flames. No other structures appear to be threatened.

Power outages were reported in nearby neighborhoods.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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