Authorities are investigating a transformer explosion at a power plant that lit up the sky over Queens tonight, ABC News NY reports.
It happened at the Astoria East and North Queens Con Ed plant.
New Yorkers reported seeing massive blue lights in the city following the explosion and took to social media to share photos and videos. The NYPD says a fire caused by the explosion is under control.
According to Con Edison the transformer explosion was caused by a transmission dip at its Astoria substation.
The mayor’s office says there are scattered power outages, including at LaGuardia Airport.
The NYPD says there have been no injuries.
The following are comments from Twitter:
Looks like a transformer at the Con Ed plant blew. Fire seems to be out now. Is everyone ok? pic.twitter.com/lydIkhYMy5
— Lorraine Klimowich (@MsKlimowich) December 28, 2018
What is happening #explosion #fire #nyc pic.twitter.com/7QyYXbvFGc
— Abdullah Saleh (@AlwaysAbdullah) December 28, 2018
Transformer fire in #Queens! The whole sky was blue. #astoria pic.twitter.com/1dMS1xQldu
— queensbee (@queensbee4) December 28, 2018
What is happening in queens?!!!! It’s humming and changing psychedelic colors… tons of sirens?!! pic.twitter.com/xkskHdzOxo
— Juju Chang (@JujuChangABC) December 28, 2018