A frightening blast at a power substation rattled part of Burbank Friday and sent a ball of fire and thick smoke over a neighborhood near the 5 Freeway.
The explosion was reported at a Burbank Water and Power property near Empire Center. Firefighters knocked down a fire that burned within the substation fencing.
No other structures appear to be threatened.
Brief power outages were reported in nearby neighborhoods.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.