UPDATED: Fire at Pleasantville Con Ed Plant Contained

An explosion at the Manville Road station was reported this evening.

Update, 10 p.m.

Chappaqua Fire Department is no longer on standby—Pleasantville Fire Department apparatus have returned to headquarters.


Update, 8 p.m.

Pleasantville, Thornwood and White Plains emergency responders are at the scene of the Con Edison substation on Manville Road where a brush fire was reported earlier this evening.

"There was an explosion," confirmed Pleasantville Fire Chief Bruce LaMonica at the scene.

He said the explosion did not involve transformers, but did cause a brush fire in the area off the street. Crews were still dousing the area with water a few hours later as a precaution, but the flames have been extinguished.

Con Edison is also at the scene assessing possible hazards.

Pleasantville Police Chief Richard Love said the cause of the explosion may involve a feeder line.

The case of the explosion is unknown at this time.

While the flames have since been extinguished, he said some black soot remains at the scene.

On Patch's Facebook page, one resident said her house shook when the explosion occurred.

Repairs may continue into the overnight.

Members and apparatus from the Chappaqua Fire Department are on standby at the Washington Avenue headquarters of the Pleasantville Fire Department.

Love said no residents have been evacuated in the area, nor have any lost power.

However, Manville Road is closed from the intersection of Route 117 to Academy Street.

"It's all under control," said Love.

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Original Story: 

An active fire at a Manville Road facility has been contained, according to .

The police department reported receiving a call reporting an explosion at the Con Edison substation at 101 Manville Rd. at approximately 5:45 p.m.

As of 6:45 p.m. this evening, and other area emergency responders have contained and extinguished the blaze.


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