Transformer fire reported at NYC power plant lights up night sky

A fire at Con Ed power plant caused the New York City skies to be covered in a neon blue hue Thursday night after a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria.

According to local media, the blast happened shortly after 9 pm. New Yorkers turned to social media to post pictures and videos of the strange phenomenon.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shut down nearby LaGuardia for an inspection after the downed transformer caused power outages at the airport.

There have been no injuries, the NYPD reported.