- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New York City firefighters are on the scene of a possible building collapse in Harlem, according to several news outlets.

East Harlem residents reported hearing a large explosion in an apartment building at East 116th Street and Park Avenue about 9:30 a.m., a local ABC News affiliate reported.

Fire was reported in the building, and witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be at least a partial roof collapse, the station said.


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Images from the scene show a roaring fire and smoke billowing high above the complex.

At least two deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been reported.