National & World News

NYC: Manhattan Building Explosion 5 alarm fire

Building BEFORE Explosion

Building BEFORE Explosion

NYC Building Collapse

NYC Building Collapse

(CNN) — The New York City Fire Department has 168 firefighters from 39 units responding to the fire and building collapse in Manhattan, the department said Wednesday. The fire is at 5 alarms. 


Wednesday morning’s blast at a building in Manhattan’s East Harlem appears to have blown out glass from nearby store windows and vehicles, CNN’s Adam Reiss reported from the scene. Glass is “all over the street” near the blast site, and emergency personnel were wearing masks, as smoke was making it difficult to breathe, he said. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s