Borough Park Building Explosion Kills One, Injures Three

Borough Park building explosion on 13th Ave

An explosion Saturday afternoon in Borough Park has killed one person and injured three, including one firefighter.

The explosion and fire at 4206 13th Avenue were reported just after 1 p.m., and more than 100 firefighters arrived to put out the flames, according to the New York Times. The official cause of the explosion is to be determined, but a gas leak is strongly suspected.

The city, via the Notify NYC alert program, advised staying clear of the area to avoid smoke exposure.

[Source: NYT | Photo: Kate Leonova for PropertyShark]