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NY authorities investigating ‘transformer incident’ amid reports of an explosion

28 December, 2018, 08:13 | Author: Ted Wilson

An Con Ed transformer explosion in Astoria caused a blue sky over Queens.

The fires were reportedly under control as of 9:40 p.m. local time.

One commenter said: "Can someone explain why the sky in Brooklyn was lightning top bright blue?"

It comes just days after an "explosion" was spotted in the skies above California. The blast had caused the lights in his home to flicker off and on, he said.

Photos and videos posted to social media show that the blue light was visible from parts of Manhattan and even further.

The New York fire department confirmed they had received multiple reports of explosions in the Long Island City and Astoria area, which they had responded to.

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The NYPD said it was investigating an explosion "at Astoria East & North Queens Con Ed power plant".

Say, NYC, wtf was this?

Another one added: "Something exploded in NY making the sky look attractive".

The fire, which has since been brought under control, caused a power outage in the area and also affected flights out of LaGuardia Airport.

Power had been largely restored to LaGuardia by 11 pm. and the airport was resuming normal operations. "I ran up to my rooftop and grabbed the video while it lasted for a few minutes".

After a stoppage because of the power failure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a tweet that the No. 7 train had resumed making all stops but warned of "extensive delays" in both directions.

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