- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A fire is still smoldering at an electricity station in New Haven that links power grids in Connecticut and Long Island, New York, by underwater cables.

Firefighters remained at the Halvarsson Converter Station on Sunday, while investigators looked for clues to the cause. No injuries or major power outages were reported.

The fire began Saturday afternoon after a transformer explosion was reported. Witnesses say flames shot about 50 feet in the air, while authorities had to close Interstate 95 for about an hour because of heavy smoke.

The station is the northern terminus for the Cross Sound Cable, which runs power and fiber optic cables 24 miles under Long Island Sound between New Haven and Shoreham, New York.

Connecticut officials say there are no environmental concerns.

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