Coralie Carlson

Transformer Fire Causes Evacuation of 4 Apartment Buildings in Queens: Con Ed

A transformer fire led to the evacuation of four apartment buildings in Astoria on Sunday evening amid a carbon monoxide scare, officials said. 

The fire broke out shortly after 6 p.m. at 29th Street and Hoyt Avenue, according to the FDNY. Right around 10:15 p.m., residents were allowed back inside.

Although the fire wasn't visible from the street, a manhole was smoking, Con Edison said. 

Four buildings were evacuated due to carbon monoxide levels, the utility said. That's about 30 customers. 

No outages were reported and nobody got sick. 

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