March 26, 2015 / 8:16 PM / 5 years ago

NYC building collapse critically injures one, others assessed: fire department

Fire shoots from the roof of a building after it collapsed and burst into flames in New York City's East Village as seen in this picture taken by Scott Westerfeld March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Westerfeld

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least one person was critically injured in a building collapse in New York City’s East Village neighborhood on Thursday and others were being assessed, fire officials said.

Live footage on local television showed a residential apartment building engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. Local media also reported a large explosion at the scene.

Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Sandra Maler

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