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NYC East Village Explosion & Fire Engulfs Buildings: Multiple Victims

Thu, March 26, 2015 4:11pm EDT by Chris Rogers Add first Comment

Two East Village residential and business buildings erupted in a massive seven alarm fire on March 26. Firefighters are currently battling to reach victims trapped inside. Find out all the horrific details here.

So sad. The NYPD has reported several injuries after an explosion in Manhattan’s East Village caused one residential and business building, on Second Avenue and Seventh Street, to collapse, while another was engulfed in flames. Emergency responders are currently on the scene — the collapse was reported at 3:20 p.m. on March 26.

NYC East Village Explosion & Fire Engulfs Building — Multiple Victims

The explosion possibly happened in the first floor business, believed to be a restaurant, and the fire spread to the apartments above. At this time, it’s unclear what caused the initial explosion.

As many as 30 people were injured, according to the New York Post. And since the explosion occurred, people have been posting various videos and pictures on social media. See them below.

Videos show smoke rising over Second Avenue. It’s truly a horrific day for NYC. Thus far, over 130 firefighters and 30 units have been sent to the scene, a spokesperson for the FDNY told Mashable.

Our hearts break for those who were injured in this scary explosion and fire. We hope that everyone affected pulls through and recovers quickly.

This story is ongoing, so keep coming back to for all the updates. Our thoughts are with those who have been injured.

— Chris Rogers