Substation Fire in Astoria Lights Up NYC Sky
Residents throughout New York City were left in shock and awe after the night sky was turned aqua blue after a fire at a Con Edison substation in Astoria.
According to Con Edison, an electrical fire at a substation on 20th Avenue and 32nd Street caused “a sustained electrical arc flash & transmission disturbance.”
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) December 28, 2018
Social media users from all over the five boroughs shared videos and photos of the effect last night.
— Aaron Evan (@pair_up_) December 28, 2018
— Chaz Wolcott (@dancinchaz) December 28, 2018
— Brian J. Valentino (@bjvalentino) December 28, 2018
Many feared an alien invasion due to the bizarre phenomenon while others were quick to post memes online.
— Mario (@KatsMario) December 28, 2018
“Transformer explosion in Astoria, Queens”
— Lainie Nobel (@LainieNobel) December 28, 2018
— A'ron (@HipHopConfucius) December 28, 2018
There were no injuries reported.
Councilman Costa Constantinides tweeted last night that there were no air quality concerns for Astoria after the fire.