— Obi Okere (@obiokere) March 12, 2014
UPDATE: 2 adjacent buildings have reportedly collapsed in the vicinity of the explosion.
A building explosion has been reported in New York City this morning. Police and fire official have arrived to heavy smoke and a partially collapsed building in Upper Manhattan. 11 minor injuries have been reported at this time.
According to ABC:
East Harlem residents reported hearing a large explosion in the six-story apartment building around 9:30 a.m.
Fire was reported in the building, and the structural integrity appeared to be compromised. Witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be at least a partial roof collapse.
Smoke poured from the top of the building, and huge amounts of debris littered the surrounding sidewalks and elevated tracks in the area.
Stay tuned as news develops.