Exploding Transformer Eyed in Midtown Fire

An explosion rocked the car on East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue at around noon Saturday

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    An exploding transformer may have caused Saturday's car explosion on a Midtown Manhattan street, authorities say. This video was filmed by Nikhil Abraham.

    An exploding transformer may have caused a large car fire on a Midtown Manhattan street Saturday, authorities say.

    An explosion rocked the car on East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue at around noon. The flames then spread to the high-rise building next to it.

    No one was hurt in the fire, and the street intersection re-opened to traffic a few hours later. 

    Fire officials said a transformer exploding under the street may have sparked the fire. 

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