Explosion and fire leave 6 injured, dozens homeless in New York

  • Source: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
  • Published: 12/01/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO:An explosion blew through the lower levels of a home in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn, injuring six and leaving dozens homeless. The blast, which was caught on camera, collapsed the first floor of the Vermont Street home into the cellar just after midnight. Six residents were treated for remarkably minor injuries, two of them taken to Brookdale University Hospital. The other four were treated at the scene. Some 54 residents of adjoining buildings were left temporarily homeless as firefighters battled the flames. "It was extending to the exposures 2 and 4 of the adjoining buildings, and also it was wrapping around," said FDNY Deputy Chief Patrick Sherian. "We had a building on Jamaica Avenue. It was running up the rear of that building, so we had to do searches, evacuate."


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