EDISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) –– Power has been restored to thousands of customers in central New Jersey after a massive fire ripped through a PSE&G substation in Edison on Tuesday afternoon.
About 9,500 customers in Edison and Metuchen were without power as a result of the explosion and fire. Firefighters eventually got the blaze under control and by 10:30 p.m. all power had been restored.READ MORE: Hip-Hop Improv Show 'Freestyle Love Supreme' Returns To Broadway
CBS 2’s Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2-HD, saying that flames could be seen about 30 to 40 feet in the air. PSE&G confirmed that a transformer explosion caused the fire.READ MORE: Eligible New Jersey Residents Urged To Get COVID Booster Shot
The station was not staffed and there were no injuries as a result of the incident.
Firefighters had to exercise caution in putting out the fire because of its proximity to other electrical equipment. They used foam to help extinguish the flames.MORE NEWS: NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs Apologizes For Comments About Buffalo Mayoral Primary Winner India Walton