Transformer fire knocks out power in East NY

Residents in East New York woke up to find themselves without electricity this morning after a transformer fire knocked out power in their area. (4/19/14)

BROOKLYN - Residents in East New York woke up to find themselves without electricity this morning after a transformer fire knocked out power in their area.

The fire sparked around Hegeman Avenue, bringing several wires down.

Authorities blocked off the area while Con Edison crews assessed the damage.

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There were no reports of any injuries.

Neighbors say it's the second time such an incident has occurred in the area within the past few weeks.

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