More than 1,230 households are without power in Marine Park, Mill Basin and other areas, after a transformer exploded on Avenue T and Hendrickson Street.
The explosion occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m., and Con Edison has been called to the scene.
Notify NYC has issued the following report:
Con Edison is responding to a power outage in Brooklyn zip codes 11226, 11203, 11210, 11229, 11234, and 11236. To report a loss of electric service, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (26633) or online at http://www.coned.com.
The Con Edison power outage map gives an estimated restoration time of 1:00 p.m. December 5.
The site of the garbage fire. (Source: nolastname/Flickr)
The burned remains of a human body were uncovered this morning in Marine Park, after firefighters responded to the scene of a trash fire.
Authorities made the discovery at approximately 4:00 a.m. today, when they went to put out a burning pile of garbage on Hendrickson Street and Avenue U.
The body is believed to be a white male and had been lying on top of boxes. It is unclear if the man was homeless and had been burned while trying to keep warm, or if he had been deliberately set on fire. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The Daily News notes that the area – the side of a Furniture Zone – often attracts homeless people.