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Borough Park - Investigators Rule Out Natural Gas As Cause Of Brooklyn Explosion

Published on: October 8, 2015 02:57 PM
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The site of a building explosion, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in the Borough Park section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)The site of a building explosion, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in the Borough Park section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)

Borough Park - Fire Marshals on Wednesday completed their onsite forensic examination of the scene of last Saturday’s explosion in a three-story building on 13th Avenue near 42nd Street in Borough Park.

Two people were killed and 13 others were injured in the explosion.

While the investigation into the cause of this incident continues, Fire Marshals have eliminated natural gas as a cause of the explosion, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Thursday.

“The investigation into the cause preliminarily focused on the possibility of natural gas being involved due to information from the building landlord that the occupant of the second floor apartment - which is where the explosion/fire originated - had been removing a stove while in the course of vacating the apartment”, Nigro said in a statement.

“Information obtained since then, and confirmed by examination of the building gas meters, found that there was no natural gas flowing to the second floor apartment since June 26 – and that prior to the explosion no significant natural gas flow into any part of the building had occurred.”

The investigation is ongoing.


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 Oct 08, 2015 at 03:03 PM HeshyEmes Says:

????? What does that mean?? Were they using propane? Was there paint thinner or other flammable materials? Gasoline? Bomb making terrorists with a "work" accident? Very strange if it wasn't the stove!

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 06:05 PM aleph Says:

Actually it was reported that it might have been a "bomb" made of chemicals from a beauty salon, in a possible suicide.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 07:14 PM savtat Says:

Was this is the Heimishe section of 13th Avenue? Really scary.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 08:10 PM bystander Says:

The owner of the building had a fight with a tenant from that building. She threatened to burn the house down. He said, go ahead, I have a good fire insurance. And that's what happened. It was no accident. It was revenge. The owner is a Bucharian Jew.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 08:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Something sounds very fishy. How can an old lady build a bomb that blew an entire building to smithereans?

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 08:59 PM anon6 Says:

Baruch Hashem it happened on a yom tov at lunchtime when most Jews were at home.

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 10:31 PM Slim Says:

Reply to #7  
anon6 Says:

Baruch Hashem it happened on a yom tov at lunchtime when most Jews were at home.

Except for the one chasid who might lose his leg..

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 Oct 08, 2015 at 10:33 PM Slim Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Something sounds very fishy. How can an old lady build a bomb that blew an entire building to smithereans?

You're on this website, so I presume you know how to use google?
"How to build a bomb?"
Easy peasy, lemon squeazy.

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 Oct 09, 2015 at 05:04 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

You cannot make up stuff like this in fiction.

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 Oct 09, 2015 at 10:03 AM Anonymous Says:

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anon6 Says:

Baruch Hashem it happened on a yom tov at lunchtime when most Jews were at home.

The timing should tell us something, unfortunately...

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