2 cars go up in flames after Newark transformer explosion

Posted: Updated:
NEWARK -

Officials say an explosion in Newark ignited two cars on the corner of Vassar Avenue and Maple Place Saturday morning.

The explosion occurred just after 6 a.m.

Newark police say a transformer exploded, causing electrical wires to fall and catch fire.

Officials say smoke lingered at the scene for almost three hours after.

No one was injured, but homes nearby did briefly lose power.

One home was evacuated. 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."