Transformer Explodes In Plandome Manor Causing Fire

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Reports are coming in this Friday evening, March 2, of a big transformer explosion over the track in Plandome Manor in the Circle Drive area. The explosion which occurred before 6 p.m. during the peak of rush hour traffic has caused a huge fire on the nearby grounds.

Nearby fire departments from Manhasset-Lakeville, Plandome and Port Washington Fire Departments have responded to the scene. According to Manhasset resident Ken McGorry who was able to take a photograph of the fire, “looks like an electrical fire, lighting up the night and is going to be trouble for commuters and residents.”

There are electrical wires down on the tracks and the fire is visible from the Plandome Country Club golf course first fairway. The LIRR commuter train was able to pull into the Plandome train station and evacuated the train.

Residents are advised to stay away from the area until the fire is under control.
Further development as they become available.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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