New York transformer explosion lights sky, knocks power
NEW YORK -- A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion. The blast prompted a brief fire at a sprawling Con Edison facility in Queens -- but no injuries -- and a spectacular illumination of the New York skyline that generated a flurry of online commentary.