This is from the afternoon of Sunday, April 29 in the Brooklyn neighborhood known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Video taken by neighbor Chris Frank. Thanks to Vito Maggiolo for alerting us to the video.
Firefighters grappled with an outdoor blaze at a Con Edison substation in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood Sunday, officials said.
An outdoor reactor – which transfers voltage – caught fire at the plant on John and Bridge Streets in DUMBO around 5:15 p.m., a Con Ed spokesman said.
Residents reported that they felt their buildings shake.
Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert denied there was an explosion, however. He said a fire broke out in a piece of reactor equipment in the station, located on 89 John Street.
An FDNY spokesman tells us the fire was brought under control at 6:39 p.m., mostly using foam. A Con Ed spokesman confirms there were no injuries, and no customers were affected with outages as a result of the fire, which broke out around 5:15 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, which the spokesman attributed to the sound of oil igniting. The cause remains under investigation.
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