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Explosions outside my window—transformer on fire!

There were several explosions and a lot of smoke.

Now about thirty firemen milling in clusters in front of my building with hatchets, five hook and ladders stretching down the block. (I'm near Lincoln Center, on the Upper West Side.)

They say a transformer blew, under the street one building over from me. It's still on fire.

I climbed out onto the fire escape outside my window for the shots from above. I love my iPhone camera, but it's not much good at the wide shots. I couldn't get much of the action in a single shot. (Could also be user error. Haha.)

I was about to leave 30 minutes ago for some groceries, and I really need some. Hopefully the building will still be here when I get back.

(I'll let you know. Haha. I don't actually expect anything to happen. I imagine they would evacuate us, and this probably happens all the time. No? My electricity is still on. That's pretty cool.)

 Did I mention that I love NYC?