FDNY Investigating Gas-Fueled Fire in Queens

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of an explosion and a gas-fueled fire that tore through a Queens home this afternoon, seriously injuring at least one resident, reports NY 1.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) says they have controlled the two-alarm fire that broke out just before 2 p.m. inside a two-story home.

FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Bob Maynes says there was an explosion at the home. He said firefighters battled both a gas-fed fire and a partial collapse of the home upon arrival.

The fire took about an hour and a half to put down.

Fire officials say a woman with serious burns was transported to Jamaica Hospital, but her condition is not yet known.

Maynes says there were no other civilians that were unaccounted for at the scene.

Con Edison is also at the scene. They say they have cut power to the damaged building, as well as to an adjacent building, at the request of the FDNY.

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