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Wire Fire In Ridgewood

Sparks flew and lights flickered along a Ridgewood block last Tuesday, June 24, after a transformer caught fire atop a utility pole, Fire Department sources said. Reportedly, the blaze ignited at about 6:30 p.m. along Bleecker Street near Grandview Avenue. Members of Engine companies 271, 277 and 291; Ladder companies 124 and 140; Battalion 28; the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. There were no reported injuries or power outages. Con Edison workers later worked to repair damaged equipment.


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