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    Default Building Explosion / Collapse: E. 62 @ Madison / Park

    NY1 / Channel 4 are reporting that a 3-story building has collapsed on E. 62nd between Madison / Park.

    Initial event took place around 8:30 AM.

    Fire / Explosion is being reported reported. Numerous emergency responders are on the scene.

    Live Chopper 4 is now showing large amounts of smoke from the scene.

    4-5 ambulances are lined up along Park Avenue.

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    Reports say the building is 36 E. 62nd St.

    Links Club Inc. - 212-838-8181 - 36 E 62nd St (Madison & Park)

    It is described as a "Social Club".

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    It is now being reported that it is 32 E. 62nd.

    Jul 10, 2006 9:14 am US/Eastern

    Manhattan Building Explodes

    A three-story building at 32 East 62nd Street in Manhattan exploded this morning and is burning.

    Fire department officials are calling this a "major incident," as the fire has gone to a second alarm. They have closed surrounding streets.

    LIVE: Manhattan Building Collapse

    There are reports of multiple people trapped inside the building, but there are no confirmed injuries at the moment. FDNY workers are now climbing over the rubble of the collapsed building to try to get to those who are reportedly trapped underneath.

    The FDNY Collapse Response Unit has arrived on the scene and will join the search.

    The first calls came into 9-1-1 at around 8:50 a.m.

    Adjoining buildings have also caught fire.

    Heavy black smoke is visible for miles.

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    4th alarm called at 9:28 am.

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    Confusion here ...

    DOB says that 32 E. 62nd is a 15 story apartment building and on the corner of Madison.

    Reports continue to describe the building involved as a 3-story building.

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    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_191090936.html


    Firefighters battled the blaze and began a search for survivors under the rubble pile.
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    The blast sent a tower of smoke over New York City.
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    4 Alarms have now been called

    It is now reported as 34 E. 62nd ...

    DOB describes this as a 4 story building with doctor office on 1st floor and has 3 residential units.

    BARTHA, NICHOLAS MD
    Medical
    description: internal, emergency medicine
    address:
    34 East 62nd Street
    New York, NY 10021

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    Thanks for the news.....

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    Reports now that Con Ed was investigating the smell of gas in the area just before the explosion ...

    From CNN:

    Building collapses, burns in New York



    An explosion and fire leveled a residential building on New York's Upper East Side this morning, fire officials and witnesses told CNN. At least one person was transported to the hospital, New York firefighters said. CNN's Larry King, who had been in his hotel room nearby, described the explosion as sounding like a bomb and feeling like an earthquake. "I've never heard a sound like that," King said.

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    Funny...I can't see any smoke, and I'm only about 10 blocks away. I can see 4 or 5 choppers hovering over the site though.

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    Looks on TV like the smoke is moving E / NE ...

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    5th alarm transmitted at 10:14 am.

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    Hello to everybody!
    I've heard about the explosion on tv... and I was so scared after what happened to the twins towers...
    However I think it's a big and dangerous incident... please... what about people inside the building???

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    Last thing I heard was that there are 11 people injured.

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