A power box on the corner of Grenada and Monowai Streets created a scene for residents as it exploded around 2.40pm on Saturday.
Mount Maunganui Fire Brigade responded to the call to find the box, located outside a residential property, sparking and on fire.
The power box on corner of Grenada and Monowai Streets exploded. (See video below). Photo: Cameron Avery.
Police cordoned off the street as fire fighters worked to put the fire out.
A resident in the street says the blaze caused smoke to fill the street.
The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
There were no reports of injuries as a result of the explosion.Video: Cameron Avery.