Bob Maynes

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Queens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (credit: FDNY)

Authorities Investigating Cause Of Apparent House Explosion In Queens

A house that caught fire and partially collapsed Wednesday in an area of Queens damaged by Superstorm Sandy had been approved for work under the city’s Rapid Repairs program.

05/30/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Queens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (credit: FDNY)

House Explodes, Bursts Into Flames In Howard Beach

The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Wednesday at 162-39 84th St., in Howard Beach.

05/29/2013