BINGHAMTON, NY – An explosion in downtown Binghamton over the weekend damaged some electrical equipment but did not cause any injuries.

The blast was the result of a transformer fire in the basement of the Verizon building on Henry Street.


It happened Saturday afternoon and caused a cloud of black smoke and soot to waft out of exhaust grates in the sidewalk in front of the building.


The Binghamton Fire Department assisted a NYSEG crew with gaining access to an underground vault that housed the transformer which was damaged in the explosion.