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Five people were injured Thursday when an underground transformer vault exploded in Hollywood Hills.

The explosion occurred about 2 p.m. in the area of Barham Bouelvard and Forest Lawn Drive, near the Universal Studios backlot, the LADWP and NBCLA reported.

Two people suffered minor injuries due to the explosion, while three others suffered smoke inhalation, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

LADWP crews were investigating the cause of the explosion.

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