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Transformer explosion creates electric blue skyline in New York

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A bright blue light lit up the New York skyline after a transformer exploded at an energy facility.

Police said the blast at the Con Edison facility in Queens led to a fire which is now under control.

No injuries have been reported.

The futuristic skyline caused a stir on social media, with some concerned it might be the arrival of aliens.

Prithvi Varma Datla wrote: “Were they shooting the @Avengers in New York? NY blue sky!”

Drew Gemini tweeted: “Aliens have landed in Astoria? Or give me another reason why the sky is blue on this New York night!”

New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesman Eric Phillips said there are scattered power outages in the city, including at LaGuardia Airport.

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