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BUILDING COLLAPSE EAST VILLAGE: MASSIVE EXPLOSION

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency responders are on the scene of an apparent explosion and collapse at a building in Manhattan’s East Village.

The explosion and collapse were reported at around 3:20 p.m. at 7th Street and Second Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Multiple injuries have been reported, the Fire Department said.

The collapse occurred at 125 Second Avenue, which is a residential and commercial building.

Fire could be seen tearing through at least two buildings at the location.

The fire quickly escalated to four alarms, according to the FDNY.

According to Department of Building records, there was a stop-work order on the building.

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