A transformer explosion turned the New York City skyline blue

The NYPD is investigating a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power plant in Queens New York the police department tweeted

The NYPD is investigating a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power plant in Queens New York the police department tweeted

CBS New York reports NYPD said a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m.

An explosion in Queens, New York turned the sky an eerie shade of blue Thursday night.

The Port Authority reported a partial power outage at LaGuardia Airport, which is near the power plant.

Multiple fires are taking place because a "couple of transformers tripped offline" at the intersection of 20th Avenue and 32nd Street, Con Edison spokesperson Bob McGee told CNN.

Some have posted unbelievable videos of the incident on social media.

Parts of Queens have lost power and La Guardia airport has closed after the incident.

The incident is under control and no injuries have been reported, the FDNY said.

Con Edison also took to Twitter to say it was working with the city's fire department "to respond to a substation fire in Astoria".

Similar to the 2015 freak-out of Los Angeles, when a "blue light" streaked across the night sky, folks on Twitter declared it one of two things: aliens or something worth calling Ghostbusters for.

"*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility", Eric Phillips, the mayor's press secretary, tweeted, "Scattered power outages, including LGA". The ground stop lasted about 45 minutes.

The airport urged people to check their flight status with their carrier, saying "Many flights are departing, some are not".

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