FDNY: 1 dead, 3 others injured in apparent gas blast

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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Major Gas Explosion In Brooklyn



NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials suspect a recently disconnected stove may have caused an apparent gas explosion that killed a woman and injured three other people in Brooklyn.

City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says firefighters received a call around 1 p.m. Saturday reporting an explosion at a building in the Borough Park neighborhood. He says when emergency crews arrived they found the entire front of the three-story building blown into the street.

Officials suspect the explosion originated in an apartment on the second floor. The woman who died lived on the third floor. Her identity wasn't released.

A 33-year-old man and his 9-year-old son who were walking by the building when it exploded were injured. A passer-by also was hurt.

Officials say the three were hit by flying debris.

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FDNY: 1 dead, 3 others injured in apparent gas blast
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, second from right, hugs Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at the scene of a fatal explosion in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Firefighters work at the at the scene of a fatal explosion in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro walk through the scene of a fatal explosion in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, second from left, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, second from right, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speak to reporters during a news conference near the scene of a fatal explosion in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A helicopter flies past firefighters working at the scene of a fatal explosion in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Firefighters work at the at the scene of an explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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