NYC fire dept. responds to report of explosion

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:29 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:04 a.m.
AP Photo/WABC-TV
In this image taken from video from WABC, firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
AP Photo/WABC-TV In this image taken from video from WABC, firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

NEW YORK — The New York City fire department is on the scene of a possible explosion and building collapse in East Harlem.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. TV news footage shows smoke billowing from the area and firefighters dousing the site from ladder trucks.

WABC said residents reported hearing a large explosion in an apartment building around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

The FDNY said the reports came in from around Park Avenue between 114th and 117th streets. The site is near Metro-North commuter railroad tracks, off the northeastern tip of Central Park.

Images from the scene also showed rubble partially covering a parked vehicle.

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