One Dead, 9 Injured in New York City Fire Explosion

By Reuters
January 18, 2022 Updated: January 18, 2022

One person died and nine were injured, including five police officers, in a fire explosion in New York City on Tuesday, the fire department said.

The incident took place at 869 Fox Street in the Bronx, a fire department spokesperson said. Media reports said a gas explosion had sparked the fire and building collapse.

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Firefighters on the scene of a fire explosion in the Bronx, New York, on Jan. 18, 2022. (FDNY)