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Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Regulators investigate

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 26 2015 Mar 26, 2015 March 26, 2015 4:16 PM March 26, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW YORK CITY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state regulators will investigate the cause of an explosion, fire and building collapse in Manhattan.

Cuomo says state Department of Public Service workers are at the scene of Thursday's blast near New York University, monitoring utility Con Edison's response.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says preliminary evidence suggests a gas-related explosion is to blame for the collapse and massive fire in the trendy East Village. At least a dozen people have been injured, three critically.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says a second building is in danger of collapse and four buildings have been affected in all.

Cuomo is thanking first responders and says his thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosion and collapse.

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