Flames engulf Con Ed substation

Nearby residents advised to keep windows, doors & vents shut
November 4, 2009 8:00:18 AM PST
A spectacular fire burned through a Con Edison substation for hours, causing officials to worry about possible air contamination. Newscopter-7 was live over the scene.

The fire reportedly broke out at the Dunwoodie substation on Kingston Avenue just after 5:30 a.m.

Heavy flames shot out the power equipment, feeding off oil in a 345,000 volt transformer.

Eyewitness News is told no injuries were reported and there were no immediate power outages. The Con Edison network system picked up the load.

Local streets in the area were closed for fire activity.

Officials say the oil that burned was non-PCB based, but as a precaution, Yonkers police asked nearby residents to keep windows and doors shut and intake vents off.

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