A mineral oil based lubricant used as a coolant ignited at a Con Edison substation in Yonkers, N.Y., Saturday, causing two explosions and a blaze that took firefighters from 13 city fire companies about 90 minutes to extinguish.
The incident occurred between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the substation in the Dunwoodie neighborhood of Yonkers, according to Con Edison spokesman Chris Olert. It was a fire in a pump house, Olert told Lube Report. We have these cooling pump houses in locations around the system.
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