January 18, 2022

One Dead After A Gas Explosion Caused A Major Fire At A Bronx Apartment 

One Dead After A Gas Explosion Caused A Major Fire At A Bronx Apartment 

This is horrible.

An explosion at a Bronx apartment building caused a massive fire and a partial building collapse.

The incident happened today (January 18) at approximately 11:00 a.m. CBS reports an 82-year-old died, and seven people were injured. Another news source reports a 77-year-old woman was dead. 

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..

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. 

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