Firefighters have been called to Oldmeldrum following reports of flames coming from a manhole cover.
One crew from the town’s station was sent to the scene in Market Square at about 6.53am.
They discovered a fire involving an electrical cable down the manhole, and used a dry extinguisher to extinguish the flames.
Engineers are on their way.
A fire service spokeswoman said the stop message came back at 8.15am.