Thursday, March 26, 2015

Explosion, huge fire, in NYC's East Village

from cbs

CBS NEWS  March 26, 2015, 3:51 PM

A building exploded and collapsed in New York's East Village on Thursday.  CBS NEWS

NEW YORK -- An explosion in Manhattan's East Village has caused multiple injuries, fire officials said Thursday.
The building collapse was reported about 3:20 p.m., but it is unclear what the cause may be or if there are any fatalities.
The collapse occurred in a residential and commercial building on Second Avenue and fire could be seen tearing through at least two buildings at the location.
The fire quickly escalated to four alarms, according to the FDNY.
Firefighters and emergency responders are at the scene of the damage, CBS New York reported. Stores and buildings in the vicinity have been evacuated.
According to the New York Buildings Department, there was a stop-work order on the building.

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