Skip to comments.Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 11 hurt
Posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT by GRRRRREdited 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.
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.
Jihad or gas leak?
Prayers for all involved.
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...
The video on Fox News right now looks really bad. This was a HUGE explosion.
Poor people - hope not too many were home. Gas explosion?
As always, hope no innocent lives are lost.
Gas or boiler.
With Blasio running the show, there could be footage of jihadists placing bombs and it will still be ruled a gas leak.
This appears to be a live stream:
Spike Lee would probably attribute it to 'gentrification.'
Live on Fox, here:
Who would terrorize any American, I first think the “Religion of Pieces”
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.
Probably a meth lab.
Live stream from NBCNewYork.com
Hope springs eternal!
Too early for conspiracy theories, as a similar massive fire happened on the West Coast yesterday.
4 injured, extent unknown
Park Avenue shut down
11 injured per FoxNews
4 people hospitalized per NBC 4 News
116th street between 5th & Lexington
Probably a meth lab gone >>>>>>>BOOM>>>>>>>>!
11 injured, no reported deaths.
One of Rangle’s property’s torched for the insurance?
Maybe someone cooking meth.
I think you are on the wrong board.
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.
Maybe someone posted a link but here’s the scanner
hope not too many were home.
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Am sure NO one home as all are working or attending classes.
“Too early for conspiracy theories,”
Are you high? It’s never too early.
It’s NEVER too early for conspiracy theories here!
“Too early for conspiracy theories,”
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.
Maybe some wanna be jihadist set one of his off by accident and killed himself.
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.
Looks like there may have been a hardware store there?
Take away conspiracy speculation and what's left on the internet?
Cute pictures of cats and porn. That's it.
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.
One reporterette: We don’t think there is any sign of terrorism.
“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.
Air control is asking the newsies to move their helo’s out of the way.
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.
This could have been a gas explosion. Been a very cold winter.