NEW YORK: The New York’s skyline was lit up in a brilliant blue shade just like a sci-fi movie after an incident took place at a power facility in Queens on Thursday night.

The incident alarmed the residents, leading to sparking reactions on social media.

It seemed that a transformer had exploded at a campus operated by Consolidated Edison, a major energy company in the United States, the New York Police Department said.

The department further added that the fire had been brought under control.

Also, Con Edison confirmed that a fire had broken out at their facility.

Pictures and videos of the incident were flooded on Twitter and Facebook by social media users.

As per local media reports, it was still not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the explosion or how many people were without power.

-Harleen Sandhu