It happened at the Astoria East and North Queens Con Ed plant.
New Yorkers reported seeing massive blue lights in the city Thursday night following the explosion.
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
The NYPD says a fire caused by the explosion is under control.
The mayor's office says there are scattered power outages, including at LaGuardia Airport.
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