Explosion in NYC housing complex leaves at least 10 injured

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters work to contain a building fire that went to six alarms at the CitiStorage warehouse building at 5 North 11th Street near Kent Avenue in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015 in New York City. The morning fire which started around 6:20 AM has took over 200 firefighters to fight and smoke could be visible for miles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:57 PM PT – Friday, February 19, 2021

At least 10 people, including six children, were injured in New York City in the aftermath of a gas explosion at a condo unit in the Bronx. Firefighters said the cause of Thursday’s blast was not immediately clear.

According to authorities, two of the victims were critically injured and transported to the hospital. Before firefighters made it to the scene, a few bystanders managed to catch a baby that was tossed to them from the second floor.

“I actually took this jacket off and tried to make a little bit of padding for the baby,” Morris Park resident Anthony Collins said. “The mother was very nervous, so I just told her just drop the baby and it’ll be secure as soon as it hits this jacket. So that’s what happened.”

The FDNY said everyone was lucky enough to make it out of the multi-family home. In the meantime, investigators continued to look into the cause of the explosion.

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