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Fire Broke Out at PSEG Long Island Substation

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:56
Heavy black smoke poured out of the PSEG Long Island substation in Bridgehampton on Friday morning.
James Froehlich

A fire erupted at a PSEG Long Island substation in Bridgehampton on Friday morning, but a spokeswoman said no customers were affected by the blaze. 

A transformer vault at the substation at 1235 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike went up in flames at 10:50 a.m, according to Bridgehampton Fire Chief Mark Balserus. A worker on scene said the transformer was still energized and firefighters had to wait until the power was turned off to attack the fire. 

"The PSEG rep on scene told us they were in the process of shutting it down so we could operate on the fire," Chief Balserus said. It took at least 15 minutes for the power to be shut off, while heavy black smoke poured out of the substation

When firefighters were able to approach the substation, they extinguished the flames quickly.

Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike was shut down during the process. 

No one injuries were reported.

Elizabeth Flagler, a spokeswoman for PSEG-Long Island, said no customer were affected and that the company is investigating what caused the fire.

PSEG Long Island is investigating what caused the fire on Friday. Doug Kuntz

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