Harlem Explosion

Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Flames rise following an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Image via CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Flames rise following an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Image via CBS 2)
People are treated on the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion People are treated on the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Smoke is seen billowing from the site of a building explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. CREDIT: Martin-Burch
Harlem Explosion Smoke is seen billowing from the site of a building explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. CREDIT: Martin-Burch
Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Adnan Islam)
Harlem Explosion Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Adnan Islam)
Site of explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem at March 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Site of explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem at March 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Credit: Bill Leopold)
Harlem Explosion Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Credit: Bill Leopold)
Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. Credit: John Hernandez
Harlem Explosion Smoke is seen billowing from the site of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. Credit: John Hernandez
Firefighters respond to an explosion at 116h Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: FDNY)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to an explosion at 116h Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: FDNY)
Emergency crews respond to the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Emergency crews respond to the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Emergency crews on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)
Harlem-Explosion Emergency crews on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)
NYC bound Passengers left the train at Mt. Vernon West station after being told of halted service due to explosion.  (Credit: CBS News editor Warren Lustig)
Metro-North passengers following Harlem explosion NYC bound Passengers left the train at Mt. Vernon West station after being told of halted service due to explosion. (Credit: CBS News editor Warren Lustig)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Emergency crews respond to an explosion and building collapse on 116h Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Emergency crews respond to an explosion and building collapse on 116h Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
People are treated on the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion People are treated on the scene of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Emergency crews respond to an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Emergency crews respond to an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Emergency responders on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Emergency responders on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Emergency responders on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Emergency responders on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the  FDNY responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the FDNY responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A ladder truck pours water as the FDNY respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion A ladder truck pours water as the FDNY respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A woman is treated at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion A woman is treated at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue on March 12, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)
Firefighters respond to fire and building collapse at East 116th Street Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to fire and building collapse at East 116th Street Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A ladder truck pours water as the FDNY respond to a fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion A ladder truck pours water as the FDNY respond to a fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Seen from behind the Metro North elevated train line, firefighters  respond to a fire and building collapse on East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Seen from behind the Metro North elevated train line, firefighters respond to a fire and building collapse on East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Flames rise following an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Image via CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Flames rise following an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Image via CBS 2)
Bystanders cover their faces as they watch firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders cover their faces as they watch firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
An injured man is assisted near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion An injured man is assisted near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bystanders two blocks away watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem.  (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders two blocks away watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Media stand near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Media stand near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
An injured man (L) is assisted by NYFD emergency medical services personnel near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem.  (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion An injured man (L) is assisted by NYFD emergency medical services personnel near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke and steam rises from the scene as firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Smoke and steam rises from the scene as firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news briefing on the explosion and building collapse in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)
Harlem Explosion Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news briefing on the explosion and building collapse in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)
Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news briefing on the explosion and building collapse in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Harlem Explosion Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news briefing on the explosion and building collapse in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Debris is seen on Metro-North tracks near an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Debris is seen on Metro-North tracks near an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Debris is seen on Metro-North tracks near an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Debris is seen on Metro-North tracks near an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Firefighters on a pile of debris at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters on a pile of debris at the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker walks along the Metro-North tracks strewn with debris from a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion A worker walks along the Metro-North tracks strewn with debris from a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014.    (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Harlem Explosion Aerial view of an explosion and building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)
Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014.  (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Bystanders cover their faces against the smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
New York City Police Department officers wear masks at the scene of an explosion and building collapse (rear) at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem.       (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion New York City Police Department officers wear masks at the scene of an explosion and building collapse (rear) at Park Avenue and East 116th Street on March 12, 2014 in Harlem. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke rises from a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Smoke rises from a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on Manhattan March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on Manhattan March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Smoke rises from the scene as emergency personnel respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014.  (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Smoke rises from the scene as emergency personnel respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
A firefighter escorts a man away from the site of an explosion at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014.    (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion A firefighter escorts a man away from the site of an explosion at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Medics put a woman on a stretcher into an ambulance at the scene of a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion Medics put a woman on a stretcher into an ambulance at the scene of a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
People wear face masks as they watch from behind a barricade as emergency personnel respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Explosion People wear face masks as they watch from behind a barricade as emergency personnel respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Metro-North, emergency workers are seen checking out the tracks near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
East Harlem building explosion aerials Metro-North, emergency workers are seen checking out the tracks near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Billowing smoke, cranes are seen near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
East Harlem building explosion aerials Billowing smoke, cranes are seen near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Billowing smoke, cranes are seen near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
East Harlem building explosion aerials Billowing smoke, cranes are seen near the scene of the East Harlem explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle 5-alarm fire following a fatal East Harlem building explosion, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
East Harlem building explosion aerials Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle 5-alarm fire following a fatal East Harlem building explosion, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Crews check out debris on the Metro-North tracks as firefighters continue to battle flames from East Harlem building explosion, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
East Harlem building explosion aerials Crews check out debris on the Metro-North tracks as firefighters continue to battle flames from East Harlem building explosion, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
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East Harlem Explosion The deadly explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem, as seen from a distance. (Credit: Carley Beck)
Residents cover their faces with mask to protect from smoke of a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 people injured.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Residents cover their faces with mask to protect from smoke of a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 people injured. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Fire fighters stand outside the scene of a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Fire fighters stand outside the scene of a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood
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Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A bulldozer is brought in after a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood A bulldozer is brought in after a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A man watches firefighters work at the scene of a a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood A man watches firefighters work at the scene of a a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Firefighters survey the damage after a two-building collapse from the roof tops of an adjacent building on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Firefighters survey the damage after a two-building collapse from the roof tops of an adjacent building on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A car sits covered in ash and debris from a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood A car sits covered in ash and debris from a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Water is sprayed on smoldering debris from a two building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 22 people injured and 2 dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Residents cover their faces with masks to protect from smoke of a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood Residents cover their faces with masks to protect from smoke of a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
A police officer talks to residents displaced after a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood A police officer talks to residents displaced after a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
New York City Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood New York City Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave. in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 injured. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
New York City firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood New York City firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
A woman watches firefighters work at the scene of a a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood A woman watches firefighters work at the scene of a a two-building collapse on March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
New York City firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In Manhattan's East Harlem Neighborhood New York City firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Aerial View Of Fatal Harlem Building Explosion Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Aerial View Of Fatal Harlem Building Explosion Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Aerial View Of Fatal Harlem Building Explosion Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Aerial View Of Fatal Harlem Building Explosion Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
Aerial View Of Fatal Harlem Building Explosion Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze that followed a fatal gas line explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue, March 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)
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