HECO: Electrical short circuit shut down Bishop St. in downtown Honolulu

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Police have reopened Bishop St. in downtown Honolulu after an electrical short circuit.

The call initially came in as a possible underground fire. The road was closed at Merchant St. just after 1 p.m. as emergency crews responded.

According to Hawaiian Electric, there was a short circuit in underground lines. No power outage occurred.

While HECO crews remained at the scene, the road was reopened about a half-hour later.

No one was hurt.

Officials have not said what caused the short circuit.

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