Power Plant Explosion in Astoria

FoxNews.com - July 28, 2011

A boiler exploded at a power plant in Astoria, Queens, Wednesday evening, authorities said.

More than a hundred firefighters responded to the US Power Generating Company fuel oil and natural gas facility on Shore Boulevard and 20th Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters got the two-alarm fire under control at around 9:30 p.m., officials said.

One worker at the plant was hurt and had to be decontaminated, the FDNY said.

Hazardous materials units came to the scene as a precaution.

Con Edison, which does get power from the plant, said that no electricity customers are affected by this fire.