This is horrible.
An explosion at a Bronx apartment building caused a massive fire and a partial building collapse.
Eyewitnesses told News 4 they heard at least two explosions, followed by flames. Some initially thought it was snowing until they realized it was ash from the fire coming down instead.
FDNY confirmed a major emergency response. The explosion was initially thought to be gas-related, but Con Ed said it had no indication that was the case, CBS reports. Story developing..
Currently at the scene of a massive fire due to a gas explosion in my district. All emergency first responders are on the scene and currently battling the fire.
I will continue to remain on site with my team as long as it takes to get answers and ensure the community’s safety pic.twitter.com/S2uwyqWdOl
— Rafael Salamanca, Jr. (@CMSalamancaJr) January 18, 2022
The fire is about three miles south of the deadly Bronx blaze earlier this month that killed 17 people. Here are ways you can help.