Gas explosion rocks homes in Flushing

October 27, 2009 6:09:29 AM PDT
New York fire officials say two people have been injured in an explosion that badly damaged a two-story home in the Flushing section of Queens. A Fire Department spokesman says one person was hospitalized with non-life threatening burns and the other person suffered only minor injuries in the blast, which happened just before 7:30 p.m.

Monday. Their names were not immediately known.

Fire officials say a man who was living in the home was bleeding propane from a tank and that may have caused the explosion.

About 110 firefighters and 25 units responded to the fire.

A spokesman for New York City Housing Preservation and Development says a demolition crew has been sent to the site to demolish the home at 32-35 Leavitt St.

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