New York police and fire officials were responding to reports of a massive explosion in Manhattan's East Harlem, authorities said Wednesday.
At least 11 minor injuries were reported as clouds of dark smoke rose over the residential neighborhood of red-brick tenements
"I hope there is no one in there. It's just rubble," a worker at a nearby flea market said.
At least 168 firefighters from 39 New York City Fire Department units were at the scene.
Metro North commuter rail service, which runs along the site of the blast on Park Avenue, was suspended.
Clouds of dark smoke could be seen for a three-block radius as hundreds of rescue officials descended on the scene.
In the immediate aftermath, witnesses described a panicked scene, with people running, unsure what was happening.
"I heard this loud explosion and I just jumped and all my windows popped in," David Ramirez, 55, who lives in the area, told The New York Times. "My building shook and smoke started coming in."
A firefighter surveys the damage at the scene of the building collapse.
Utility workers look at a gas line near the scene of a massive building explosion in East Harlem.
Firefighters head to the scene of the building collapse.
Fire crews spray water on the smoldering wreckage of an apartment building that collapsed in East Harlem.
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The California Highway Patrol says a Santa Ynez teenager was hit and severely injured when she walked in front of a minivan.
A total of 13 guns and about 13,000 prescription pills 13 were seized from an alleged drug trafficker and his associates in Oxnard this week.
Vandals cut hole in storage unit and steal personal belongings.
Solvang is known for its Danish charm and tourists, not terror threats, but mayor Jim Richardson said he was notified of an ISIS threat Wednesday morning.
A Santa Barbara man was convicted Friday of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 by forcible rape.
Due to little rain fall, diminishing moisture levels in vegetation, and unseasonably warm weather the Santa Barbara City Fire Department has cancelled any and all burn permits that have been issued.
17-year-old Grace Fisher is rehabilitating in Colorado with family by her side.
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