Explosion, fire at NY Power Authority in Lewiston

Courtesy of Town of Niagara Police

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Fire crews responded to an explosion and fire at the New York Power Authority in Lewiston Wednesday night.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says no one was injured when one of the 13 transformers blew and started on fire around 7 p.m. at the Robert Moses Plant. The New York Power Authority says the plant’s automated water deluge system engaged and volunteer firefighters responded. After about an hour and a half, the blaze was under control and crews left the scene.

The explosion caused a brief flicker in power in Niagara Falls, according to Mayor Dyster. Officials are still assessing the damage.

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