A building in Manhattan's East Village has exploded and collapsed, and injuries are being reported.
Just around 3:20pm today, an explosion happened at a mixed residential and commercial building, at the corner of 7th Street and Second Avenue.
The Fire Department has already reported at least 12 injuries, four of which were critical, and were actively battling the SEVEN alarm blaze!
The original building that exploded apparently collapsed and the fire spread to adjacent buildings, too. Over 250 firefighters were called to the scene.
Some NY-area celebs have reacted, tweeting:
NY area gas company Con Edison tweeted:
So signs are pointing to gas leak…
One Twitter user, author Scott Westerfeld, was basically live-tweeting the whole thing! His series of tweets read:
This is so scary!!
There isn't a lot of solid information because the emergency is still going on but as of right now, signs are pointing towards a potential gas leak issue.
Check out the video (below) to get a look at all the chaos.
[Image via Twitter.]
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