Here are more dramatic photos and video from yesterday's raging fire at Con Ed's Farragut substation in DUMBO. The tipster who sent the photos laments, "Can't just enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon without a fireball across the street. 2nd transformer explosion this last year, they just finished scrapping the last one that blew!" As you can see from this video, the fire and smoke were intense:
12 units responded, and more than 60 firefighters were at the scene. An FDNY spokesman tells us the fire was brought under control at 6:39 p.m., mostly using foam. A Con Ed spokesman confirms there were no injuries, and no customers were affected with outages as a result of the fire, which broke out around 5:15 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, which the spokesman attributed to the sound of oil igniting. The cause remains under investigation.