A huge plume of smoke exploded into the night sky in Queens on Thursday night, leaving the people in New York City in awe as the authorities searched for the cause.
The bizarre sight Social media triggered a rage that reported power outages at La Guardia .
A spokesman for the New York Fire Department said it was investigating reports of a transformer fire at a Con Edison substation on the 1
A spokesman for Con Edison did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The utility's failure card showed only about 50 power outages starting at 9:50 am. on Thursday, but that number grew. On Twitter officials apologized to dozens of alarmed customers and said they were "aware of this situation." At about 9:13 pm Chief Terence A. Monahan of Fire Department said on Twitter that there were no injuries as a result of the explosion.