NEW YORK — Several people were injured, some critically, after a gas explosion at a home in the Bronx Thursday afternoon.
The FDNY was called to the scene near Paulding Avenue and Poplar Street around 3:20 p.m. ET.
Local media reports up to 10 people wounded, including at least 6 children. Two of the children are in critical condition.
Images from the scene show the devastation the blast caused — windows and doors were completely blown out. Video from WPIX reporter Cristian Benavides shows the front door of the home tangled in power lines across the street.
BREAKING: 9 injured, two critical following gas explosion in the Bronx
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) February 18, 2021
According to WCBS, four families live in the home where the blast happened.
The scene remains active.