New York City row house explosion and fire kill 1, injure 9
An explosion and fire gutted a row house in New York City's Bronx borough on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring nine, including five police officers, the city fire department said.
Video from the scene posted online by media outlets showed flames and plumes of smoke outside a building as police officers urged bystanders to move away from the site.
In footage posted on Twitter by the New York Fire Department, firefighters could be seen training streams of water on the smoking, blackened exterior of the three-story building, where media reports said an apparent natural gas explosion sparked the fire and partial collapse of the structure.
A fire department spokesman told Reuters by phone that at least one person was confirmed dead in the explosion and fire.
The deadly blast and fire came nine days after another apartment fire in the Bronx, apparently triggered by a faulty space heater, killed 17 people and injured dozens of others.