2 Long Island FFs injured in explosion, multi-home fire

The Valley Stream (N.Y.) Fire Department firefighters were injured when a chimney collapsed onto them

By Rachel Engel

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — A gas leak is suspected after an explosion rocked a New York neighborhood and injured two responding firefighters.

NBC New York 4 reports that several people were transported to nearby hospitals after an explosion led to a multi-house fire.

A 63-year-old man who was inside the home that exploded was airlifted to a nearby hospital, according to Nassau County Police Department.

Two Valley Stream Fire Department firefighters were injured after a chimney collapsed and fell on the pair, leaving bruises and lacerations, NBC 4 reported.

More than 100 firefighters from surrounding areas, including first responders from the FDNY, East Rockaway, Oceanside, Hewlett and other towns, provided mutual aid.

The arson bomb squad is investigating the incident.


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