New York City explosion and fire kills 1, injures 9

An explosion and fire has gutted a row home in New York City's Bronx borough, killing at the very least one particular person and injuring 9, together with 5 cops, town fire division mentioned.

Video from the scene confirmed flames and plumes of smoke outdoors a constructing as cops urged bystanders to maneuver away from the location.

In footage posted on Twitter by the New York Fire Department, firefighters may very well be seen coaching streams of water on the smoking, blackened exterior of the three-story constructing, the place media experiences mentioned an obvious pure gasoline explosion sparked the fire and partial collapse of the construction.

FDNY members proceed to function at a 2-alarm fire at 869 Fox Street within the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/LDjt7faEJs

— FDNY (@FDNY) January 18, 2022

A fire division spokesman informed Reuters by cellphone that at the very least one particular person was confirmed lifeless within the explosion and fire and that 9 others had been injured, together with 5 cops.

A neighbour mentioned she and others rushed to assist individuals escape

A neighbor recognized as Bonnie Salgado, interviewed on the scene by native station WNBC-TV, mentioned she heard a "big boom," then noticed rear of the constructing "tumbling down" and particles blown into the yard earlier than a second explosion shook the constructing.

Salgado mentioned she and different onlookers rushed to assist occupants escape the constructing.

The lethal blast and fire got here 9 days after one other house fire within the Bronx, apparently triggered by a defective house heater, killed 17 individuals and injured dozens of others.

based mostly on web site supplies www.rte.ie

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