Explosion injures 7 at Bronx, NY home

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NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Seven people were injured in an explosion at a private home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday, the city's fire department said.

Six people were transported to a hospital, a department spokesman said. Their conditions were not immediately known, and investigators had not determined the cause of the blast, the spokesman said. Another of the injured was treated at the scene.

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Firefighters responded to the dwelling after someone called at about 6:20 a.m. EDT to report a possible gas leak, the spokesman said.

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FDNY Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy, who died September 27, 2016 after an explosion ripped through a house in the Bronx section of New York City, is seen in an undated picture released by the New York City Fire Department. New York City Fire Department/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A man stands on a roof and takes photos of a home that was destroyed by explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
People stand in an alley near a home that was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A New York Fire Department official stands guard near a home that was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Bystanders stand near a home that was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Firefighters work on a home that was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Paramedics remove some equipment from near a home that was destroyed by explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A New York Police Department officer looks at the blood on the ground where medical aid was rendered to a victim at the scene where a home was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
An official reacts as he stands guard near a home that was destroyed by an explosion in the early morning in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A spokesman for the New York City Police Department said officers received reports of an explosion at about 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital near the scene of the blast with Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, de Blasio's office said, adding that the mayor would provide an update on the incident later in the day. (Reporting by David Ingram and Laila Kearney; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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