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Underground transformer fire prompts evacuation of parts of Newark airport in New Jersey

Underground transformer fire prompts evacuation of parts of Newark airport in New Jersey

A transformer caught fire underneath a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday morning, forcing officials to evacuate a smoke filled concourse wing and put the airport on backup generators. It’s not clear what sparked the blaze, but it comes on a day when weather-related issues caused power outages for more than 40,000 customers across northern […]

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Transformer explosion sees Philly streets covered with foam, 3,000 residents without power (PHOTOS)

Transformer explosion sees Philly streets covered with foam, 3,000 residents without power (PHOTOS)

Up to 3,000 residents of Philadelphia are without power after a transformer near a downtown electrical facility blew up. While according to the Inquirer Daily News thousands of people are reportedly off the grid, some locals have taken to social media to show the bizarre aftermath of the incident. Images posted to social media reveal unusual […]

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