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Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 11 hurt
WABC, FOX ^ | 03/12/14 | WABC

Posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT by GRRRRR

Edited on 03/12/2014 7:51:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion and partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; buildingexplosion; chirlanemccray; newyork; newyorkcity; nyc
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT by GRRRRR
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NEW YORK (WABC) — Police and fire officials are responding to reports of an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning.

East Harlem residents reported hearing a large explosion in an apartment building around 9:30 a.m.

Fire was reported in the six-building, and the structural integrity may be compromised. Witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be at least a partial roof collapse.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR

Yow!


3 posted on 03/12/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: GRRRRR

Jihad or gas leak?


4 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: GRRRRR
Probably a gas explosion. Who would terrorize Harlem?

Prayers for all involved.

5 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GRRRRR

Witnesses talk about and video shows large amounts of small debris all over the rail tracks, video showing firefighters pouring water onto the remains of a building between two other buildings.

Center building looks completely collapsed...


6 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:37 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: rdl6989

The video on Fox News right now looks really bad. This was a HUGE explosion.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: GRRRRR

Poor people - hope not too many were home. Gas explosion?


8 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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9 posted on 03/12/2014 7:08:52 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: GRRRRR

As always, hope no innocent lives are lost.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 7:09:01 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Gas or boiler.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 7:09:39 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: JudyinCanada

With Blasio running the show, there could be footage of jihadists placing bombs and it will still be ruled a gas leak.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: AppyPappy
More pics HERE
13 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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This appears to be a live stream:

http://www.bloomberg.com/live-stream/


14 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: dead
Who would terrorize Harlem?

Spike Lee would probably attribute it to 'gentrification.'

15 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:56 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GRRRRR

Live on Fox, here:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2555052454001/building-explosion-reported-in-nyc/#sp=watch-live


16 posted on 03/12/2014 7:11:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: GRRRRR
ABC Live Vid
17 posted on 03/12/2014 7:11:14 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: dead

Who would terrorize any American, I first think the “Religion of Pieces”


18 posted on 03/12/2014 7:11:15 AM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Toespi

Could also be someone building a bomb I guess. One of those workplace accidents where it detonates ahead of its time. My guess is gas.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 7:12:50 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: GRRRRR

Clinton’s Office??


20 posted on 03/12/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: rdl6989

Probably a meth lab.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 7:14:33 AM PDT by Bayan
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To: GRRRRR

Live stream from NBCNewYork.com

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/WNBC-Livestream-Streaming-News-4-New-York—188061911.html


22 posted on 03/12/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Polyxene

Hope springs eternal!


24 posted on 03/12/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: GRRRRR

Too early for conspiracy theories, as a similar massive fire happened on the West Coast yesterday.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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TV news

4 injured, extent unknown

Park Avenue shut down

11 injured per FoxNews

4 people hospitalized per NBC 4 News

116th street between 5th & Lexington


26 posted on 03/12/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rdl6989; GRRRRR

Probably a meth lab gone >>>>>>>BOOM>>>>>>>>!


27 posted on 03/12/2014 7:18:22 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: GRRRRR

11 injured, no reported deaths.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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One of Rangle’s property’s torched for the insurance?


29 posted on 03/12/2014 7:18:55 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: JudyinCanada

Maybe someone cooking meth.


30 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:21 AM PDT by formosa
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To: TomGuy
Too early for conspiracy theories

I think you are on the wrong board.

31 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:27 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: PROCON
Who would terrorize any American, I first think the “Religion of Pieces”

That was my point. The religion of pieces wouldn't likely target a neighborhood where "as-salamu alaykum" is heard as often as "good morning."

I could be wrong, of course.

32 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:28 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GRRRRR

Maybe someone posted a link but here’s the scanner

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/8535/web


33 posted on 03/12/2014 7:20:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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hope not too many were home.
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Wednesday.
930AM.
Harlem.

Am sure NO one home as all are working or attending classes.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 7:20:31 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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“Too early for conspiracy theories,”

Are you high? It’s never too early.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 7:20:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TomGuy

It’s NEVER too early for conspiracy theories here!


36 posted on 03/12/2014 7:20:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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“Too early for conspiracy theories,”

Aliens.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: GRRRRR

Have no fear, the Malaysian government is on the case. At this moment they are searching for the building.

Seriously, I pray that there is no loss of life and that the injuries are not serious.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 7:21:55 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: GRRRRR

Maybe some wanna be jihadist set one of his off by accident and killed himself.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Bayan
Probably a meth lab.

For reasons unknown, meth is not much of an issue in the NYC area.

Like Garth Brooks and NASCAR, it just never found a very significant audience here.

40 posted on 03/12/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GRRRRR

4-alarm fire


41 posted on 03/12/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dead

Looks like there may have been a hardware store there?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.799121,-73.942789,3a,75y,299.07h,93.12t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s2x9-SPGaUz9lpfp9uHXi0g!2e0

Propane?


42 posted on 03/12/2014 7:23:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Too early for conspiracy theories

Take away conspiracy speculation and what's left on the internet?

Cute pictures of cats and porn. That's it.

43 posted on 03/12/2014 7:24:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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"Epamanondas!!! That's not the way you build no bomb....The way you build a bomb is..... BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!
44 posted on 03/12/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: rdl6989

FOX is running with it - at this point little more than speculation as to causality or casualties.

From under my tinfoil hat I’m speculating that because this was probably not a high value target for Jihad, perhaps Achmett was brewing up his offering to Muchmett and had a premature detonation.

I hope responders are going in with gieger counters; the compression charge for a nuclear device can be pretty substantial, and capable of a lot of destruction even if it does not sufficiently condense the core to critical mass.
That core is highly radioactive however, and would create a “dirty bomb” effect even if it didn’t go full Hiroshima on us.

Apparently the Boston Marathon Jihaddis made up their pressure cooker bombs in a similar apartment complex near the campus of the college they were attending or had attended on student visas.

Interesting coincidence that the scene seems close to Columbia U, isn’t it?

Is this area known to be a Muslim enclave by any chance?

Wouldn’t it be a shame if not only were hundreds if not thousands of innocent Kafir spared by such a PD, but the only casualties turn out to be disciples of the ROP?

I’m convinced that Islam is not done with NYC yet by any means, and will not stop planning and plotting for it’s total destruction until it is completely leveled and possibly uninhabitable due to radiation or WMD contamination for many years to come.

That could happen any day now.... and perhaps it just almost did.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT by George Varnum (Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light...)
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To: GRRRRR

One reporterette: We don’t think there is any sign of terrorism.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 7:25:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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“Could also be someone building a bomb I guess. One of those workplace accidents where it detonates ahead of its time.”

Diana Oughton, 1970. One suddenly vaporized revolutionary.


47 posted on 03/12/2014 7:26:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: GRRRRR

Air control is asking the newsies to move their helo’s out of the way.


48 posted on 03/12/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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It’s NEVER too early for conspiracy theories!

Now don’t mess it up for us, eh? We’re having so much fun.

Since we’ve got our tinfoilhelm strapped on nice and snug we might as well keep going; we’re on a roll!

Domestic management who is monitoring FOX just said a small area is cordoned off and the building was being renovated. Contains a grocery store, so who really knows at this point?

I like the meth lab theory, but probably not if they had construction going on.


49 posted on 03/12/2014 7:31:25 AM PDT by George Varnum (Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light...)
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To: dead

This could have been a gas explosion. Been a very cold winter.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 7:31:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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