Repair crews Friday morning were at the scene of a fire in an underground vault in Anaheim that sent smoke spewing out of a manhole cover near Disneyland and prompted power to be shut off at a 240-room hotel nearby.
Firefighters were called out about 9:40 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of South Harbor Boulevard to investigate the nature of the smoke, according to Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
Anaheim Public Utilities crews responded to the location and took over the investigation, according to Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
Crews pumped water into the vault in an attempt to cool down the area for repair teams to get inside, but the water was reported to be at a temperature of 150 to 180 degrees, John Batchman, troubleshooter for APU told a news photographer at the scene. Once the location has cooled and the water is pumped out, repairs will begin, Batchman said.
Power at the Grand Legacy at The Park hotel was turned off around midnight and crews hoped to have the lights back on before sunrise, Batchman said.
Southbound lanes of Harbor Boulevard between Disney and Shuttle ways were closed while repair teams remained on scene.
There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Disneyland closed at 8 p.m. Thursday as scheduled and there were no reports it was affected by this incident.