BROOKLYN — Power went out Wednesday evening at Spring Creek Towers in Southeast Brooklyn.
Power Outage Affects 46 Buildings in Brooklyn.
According to the FDNY, the buildings, which range in size from 11 to 20 stories, are part of the Spring Creek Towers in East New York.
A fire department spokesman said about 65 firefighters responded to the complex at about 8:30 p.m. to assist any residents who may need help or were stuck in elevators. No injuries have been reported.
A Con Ed spokesman said the utility does not supply power to the complex, which has its own power grid.
By 11 p.m., power had been restored to about half the buildings, the FDNY said. Power was expected to be completely restored by 1 a.m. Thursday.
FDNY officers on the scene confirmed there is no power within the entire complex, which is made up of 46 buildings. They are currently checking on reports of people stuck inside elevators and assisting anyone on life support systems in the apartments.
As of 10:43 p.m., 41 of the 46 buildings were checked by fire department officials. Power is slowly being restored, but it is unclear when the entire complex will return to normal.
It remains unclear what caused the outage but the complex generates its own electricity and has experienced problems in the past.
The New York City Fire Department, officially the Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), is a department of the government of New York City that provides fire protection, technical rescue, primary response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards, and emergency medical services to the five boroughs of New York City.
The New York City Fire Department is the largest municipal fire department in the United States and the second largest in the world after the Tokyo Fire Department. The FDNY employs approximately 10,200 uniformed firefighters and over 3,600 uniformed EMTs and paramedics.