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Posted: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:07AM

NYC fire dept. responds to report of explosion



The New York City fire department says it has received a report of an explosion and building collapse in East Harlem.  

There were no immediate reports of injuries. TV news footage shows smoke billowing from the area.  

Residents reported hearing a large explosion in an apartment building around 9 a.m. Wednesday. The FDNY says the reports came in from around Park Avenue between 114th and 117th streets.  

It says fire was reported in the building.

Photo credit Misha Mayeur

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