Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the evidence pointed to a gas explosion in the blast that destroyed several buildings in the East Village – even though there were no reports of odors or leaks.
A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.
Some passersby who were in the East Village at the time of the devastating explosion and fire Thursday afternoon said they were lucky to be alive – and one woman even said her shirt caught fire.
The buildings that were damaged or destroyed in a massive explosion and fire in the East Village Thursday housed two popular restaurants, and one of them was once the home to a former star of “The Sopranos.”
Two of the three workers injured when an MRI machine exploded at a Paramus, New Jersey animal hospital last week had released from the hospital as of Monday.
Around 1:40 a.m., authorities said a 47-year-old man woke up to the strong smell of gas inside his home on Rear Cooks Lane.
Investigators say natural gas leaking from an underground main traveled into a New Jersey house, built up in its basement and exploded when it came in contact with an open flame from an appliance in the house.
Ryan Flanagan was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit with burns to her lower extremities.
A massive fire caused significant damage to a Brentwood gas station. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby fuel pumps.
Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.
The four-alarm blaze broke out around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Crest Foam Industries building on Carol Place in Moonachie.
The explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police have confirmed that the man found dead in an explosion in a Port Washington, Long Island garage last week was a resident who had been unaccounted for.
Authorities are investigating what caused a massive explosion at a single-family house in Nassau County that killed one person and injured five firefighters.
Two workers were hurt in an explosion so powerful, it shook homes more than a mile away, CBS 2 reported