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Fire crews respond to the scene of an apparent gas explosion in Chinatown, July 11, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Expert: Chinatown Building Explosion Shows Danger Of Bug Bombs

Fire officials said Saturday that a resident of the Chinatown building that partially collapsed from an explosion this week had set off two rounds of bug bombs – and also neglected to turn off a pilot light.

07/13/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a partial building collapse and fire in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Explosion Leads To Partial Collapse Of Building In Chinatown

Of the injuries, three were listed in critical condition, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, EMS told WCBS 880. The firefighters’ injuries were listed as minor.

07/11/2013