NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Upper East Side intersection was lit up by a transformer fire Monday morning.
The FDNY got the call just before 3 a.m., responding to York Avenue and East 89th Street.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Sanitation Truck In Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Neighbors heard an explosion, then flames and thick smoke could be seen rising from below the street as loud popping sounds continued.
“I heard the noise, I heard the explosion. I wanted to see what it was and I came down and decided to take the elevator instead of the stairs and got stuck on the second floor. The fire department had to get me out,” said neighbor Joe Scrimenzi.READ MORE: Siena College Poll Finds Gov. Kathy Hochul In Lead In Potential Democratic Primary For New York Governor
“We’re doing a lot of this, these things with this weather. The salt that’s put on the road with the snow that affects the wiring in these manholes,” said FDNY Battalion Chief Thor Johannessen.
A traffic light was reportedly out, but we’re told other neighboring building didn’t lose power.MORE NEWS: Over $1 Billion In Sports Bets Placed In New Jersey In September
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