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Manhole fire snarls Kenmore Square traffic

A smoky manhole caused traffic headaches and the shutdown of Commonwealth Avenue inbound to Kenmore Square this afternoon, city officials said.

The problem was limited to one manhole in front of a Boston University building in the 500 block of Commonwealth Avenue inbound, Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

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