Transformer Fire Knocks Out Power in Staten Island Homes
STATEN ISLAND — About 120 homes were left without power after a transformer fire broke out in Westerleigh Monday morning, authorities said.
The fire burned a hole through a wooden utility pole on Purdy and Warwick avenues, knocking down three primary electrical lines after the blaze was put out, fire officials said.
The FDNY, which received a call about the blaze at 8:26 a.m., were not immediately sure what caused the fire, officials said at the scene.
Con Edison workers were at the location and expected the power to be restored about noon, a spokesperson said.