Energy Voice | ‘Bright blue flash’ lights New York after explosion at energy facility

A bright blue light lit up the New York skyline on Thursday night after a transformer exploded at an energy facility.

The bright light caused a stir on social media with images posted to Twitter.

Police said the explosion at the Con Edison facility in Queens led to a fire which is now under control.

No injuries have been reported.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesman Eric Phillips tweeted that the lights were attributable to a “blown transformer” at the Queens facility.

He said there are scattered power outages, including at LaGuardia Airport.

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