Explosion Near Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens Burns 3, Officials Say

  • Source: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
  • Published: 08/02/2022 12:00 AM

An explosion near Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens burned three people, fire officials said, although details regarding the blast were limited. The blast occurred just after 1:30 p.m. at a building just across from the tennis center in Flushing, according to a worker and FDNY officials. The building is across the street from the stadium, and nearby are train tracks as well as the Citi Field complex. The worker, who did not wish to be identified, said that the building is an electrical housing that serves Arthur Ashe Stadium. He told NBC New York that two of the men who were injured were electrical contractors replacing a generator or transformer when it exploded. Two people suffered burns as a result, but were not considered to be seriously injured, fire officials said.



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