Authorities say there is no public safety risk after the Milwaukee
Public Market downtown was evacuated after road construction crews
reported hearing an underground explosion.
Police at the
scene say there was no explosion, but a small fire apparently was
burning deep underground. The Milwaukee Fire Department says the
fire is now out and no gas is being released.
working on a reconstruction of nearby Interstate 794 have been
pounding pilings into the road. It wasn't yet clear whether
workers hit a gas line.
department says no one was hurt. The market remained closed
Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday.
had the area in the city's Third Ward cordoned off.