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    Blue fire seen over Astoria, New York, which was reportedly caused by an explosion at local power plant

    WATCH Netizens Shocked After Blue Light Seen, Sirens Heard in New York (VIDEO)

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    Netizens were alarmed after several photos and videos started to appear showing giant blue light over Astoria neighbourhood in New York City, New York, US.

    Several videos on the net pictured bright blue light and many sirens can be heard. Several twitter users reported that it was a fire at a Con Edison Astoria power plant.

    Later, Con Edison energy company confirmed that it was working with the New York City Fire Department to respond to a substation fire in Arizona.

    ​FDNY also said on its Twitter account it was investigating a transformer incident "at a Con Edison location," giving no additional details.

    Several users also reported that the fire had been caused by an explosion. There were also reports of power surges in the area.

    Later, the electrical company reported that there was a brief electrical fire at their substation in Astoria which involved several electrical transformers.

    The local fire department said later that there was no active fire at the facility at the moment.

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