NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials on Wednesday evening were trying to determine what caused a home to catch fire and partially collapse earlier in the day in Queens.
The apparent explosion happened at around 2 p.m. at 162-39 84th St., in Howard Beach. The fire was brought under control by about 3:30 p.m., according to the FDNY.
Chopper 2 was over the scene as a bright orange fireball burst through the roof. Twenty- to 30-foot high flames could be seen.