Giant transformer explosion yesterday in NYC. Con Ed Power Plant in Astoria, Queens. Described by Con Ed as "a brief electrical fire". The New York Police Department tweeted: "No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterrestrial activity".
You can see how it turned the city night sky blue:
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Since there were no injuries or deaths I'll say it couldn't happen to a nicer place. NYFD and PD don't need to have to deal with casualties
Way back when I was a young kid, a couple of somewhat older kids hopped the fence into the local transformer substation (because forbidden places are always the sweetest right?) Well, one kid was luckier than the other .. he lived. Minus about half of his arms, but he lived. Local teevee played that story on very heavy rotation, and one of my classmates (this was about 4th grade) was the younger brother of the one who lived...
We all got the message.
There is a sub station not too far from me that apparently is in the flight path of the Geese as they come in for a landing to spend the night at pond. A couple of years ago EIP had to clean out several unfortunate critters that failed to read the warning signs on the fence. I'm sure that if one of the activist organisations heard about it they would be demanding that the sub station be relocated.
In the first video the man in the foreground is looking at the transformer. Blowing it up to full screen size shows what appears to be a large arc or flames coming out of one side of the transformer assembly. It's very low-res and only visible for a couple of frames, but there was something going on to bring attention to it.
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