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East Harlem Explosion

Firefighters respond to a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Increase Role In Gas Leak Reports

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.

06/18/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Con Ed Has Plan To Increase Gas Leak Patrols In Wake Of East Harlem Blast

Con Edison President Craig Ivey says the utility is starting a pilot program to have trucks that scan for stray voltage check for gas leaks as well.

05/02/2014

East Harlem building explosion survivor Carmen Quinones hugs a member of FDNY Rescue 1 who helped save her, April 11, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

East Harlem Explosion Survivor Who Lost Daughter In Blast Thanks First Responders, Doctors

Carmen Quinones lost her daughter Griselde Camacho in the March 12 blast. Quinones has been at Mount Sinai Medical Center for the past month after suffering a brain hemorrhage, a fractured spine and a broken wrist in the explosion.

04/11/2014

Con Edison workers attend the site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Con Ed Pays Nearly 90 Victims Of East Harlem Blast

The company said the payments were made Thursday, a day after the blast.

03/20/2014

The casket of George Amadeo is carried into St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church on East 117th Street in New York City on March 19, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Loved Ones Say Final Goodbyes To 3 East Harlem Explosion Victims

Friends and family said goodbye Wednesday to three of the eight victims killed in last week’s massive explosion in East Harlem.

03/19/2014

Joe Oza, whose mother was killed in a 2007 gas explosion, speaks at a news conference on March 19, 2014. He is accompanied by attorneys Derek Sells, left, and Doug Wigdor. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Families In Other Tragedies: Con Edison Has Been Negligent For Too Long

Families who lost loved ones in other gas disasters are hoping last week’s deadly East Harlem explosion is a wake-up call for Con Edison.

03/19/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence Marks One Week Since Deadly East Harlem Blast

Community and religious leaders held a moment of silence at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday to mark the passing of one week since the explosion.

03/19/2014

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)

Investigators Locate Gas Main Leak At East Harlem Explosion Site

The NTSB released an update Tuesday saying the 8-inch cast iron and plastic main between 116th and 117th streetes failed a pressure test and that tracer pumped into the main exposed the leak.

03/18/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Autopsy Results Released For Victims In East Harlem Blast As Investigators Begin Tests At Site

The medical examiner said the seven victims died from either blunt trauma or smoke inhalation and classified their deaths as accidents. Results were still pending on the eighth victim.

03/17/2014

Griselde Camacho, left, and Carmen Tanco were killed in the March 12 East Harlem explosion. (credit: Handouts)

Church Congregations Grieve In Wake Of East Harlem Explosion

A church hit by the loss of two members in an explosion that destroyed two New York City apartment buildings remembered the women in services Sunday with tears mixing in with the sounds of gospel, as members of a church that was demolished in the collapse joined another nearby house of worship for its service.

03/16/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

East Harlem Pastor Hospitalized After Firefighters Find Bible In Blast Rubble

The pastor of the church destroyed in the East Harlem explosion was so overwhelmed by the discovery of the church’s original bible that he was taken to the hospital.

03/15/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.

03/14/2014

Aisha Wyatts (R), applies for assistance at an American Red Cross disaster relief center at 125th St. and 3rd Avenue a day after an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio: City To Provide Housing For Victims Displaced By East Harlem Blast

More than 100 people who lost their homes in the blast will be given both temporary and long-term housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.

03/14/2014

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Wheels of Hope driver, Debbie Fierro, comforts a cat named Maya who was found hiding in an apartment near the East Harlem explosion site. (credit: Jenny Coffey/Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals)

Groups Rescue Pets Stranded By East Harlem Explosion

Anyone needing help with pets affected by the explosion should call the NYC Disaster Relief Pet Hotline at 866-816-4804.

03/14/2014

iremen watch as work crews remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains

Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.

03/13/2014

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