There was an electircal fire at Con Ed this morning, but luckily there were no injuries or power outages. However, this fire occured at the East 14th Street and Avenue C Con Ed station, which is where the July 20, 2002 blackout occured (also due to a fire, with the acird smell wafting through the East Village and Union Square area), leaving 63,000 customers without electricity for 7 hours. Of course, New Yorkers scoffed at that by the time August 14, 2003 rolled around.

Photo from the July 20, 2002 blackout, by Bluejake