UPDATE: A transformer fire in New Brunswick has caused authorities to close Albany Street to traffic between George Street and Neilson Street, according to a Nixle alert from the New Brunswick Police Department.
The fire did not cause any major structural damage to the surrounding buildings, and no injuries were reported, according to New Brunswick Fire Department Deputy Chief Dean Wournell.
The fire has not caused any outages in the city, according to PSE&G.
The fire was reported at the intersection of George Street and Albany Street near Kilmer Square, just after 11 a.m.
An eyewitness reported seeing a ball of fire from the explosion just after 11 a.m., followed by black smoke.
The fire was caused by an equipment failure, and PSE&G crews are on site repairing the damage, according to a company spokesperson.