Harlem Building Collapse Update: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Shares New Details At Press Conference On The Scene
New York mayor Bill de Blasio arrived on the scene in Harlem where two buildings collapsed following an apparent gas explosion.
He spoke to the media about just what happened at 1644 Park Avenue earlier this morning, saying:
"There was a major explosion that destroyed two buildings. The explosion was based upon a gas leak. A heavy fire has ensued as well.”
More than 200 firefighters have been battling the blaze. The FDNY is reporting at least two casualties, both of them women.
Mayor de Blasio also touched upon how sudden this disaster happened, saying: