Six People Were Injured In An Explosion On Vermont Street In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn


Six people were injured and hundreds were displaced when an explosion ripped through the basement levels of a Brooklyn house early Wednesday.

Just after midnight, the bomb collapsed the first story of the home on Vermont Street in Cypress Hills into the cellar.

Six residents received minor injuries. Two of the injured were sent to Brookdale University Hospital, whereas the remaining four were treated at the incident spot.


Felicia Ramos, who lives down the street, was astounded that her neighbors had not been slain.

“Bang, I heard an huge sound of explosion, and I rushed to outside, and it was a little shocking,” he said. “The entire home shook, and I fled outdoors after hearing people scream. ‘Get out, get out, go outside, gotta get out of here,’ it said.”

Nonetheless, 54 inhabitants of nearby buildings were evicted.

“It was expanding to the exposures two and four of the neighboring buildings, and it was also wrapping around,” stated FDNY Deputy Chief Patrick Sherian. “On Jamaica Avenue, we had a building. We had to conduct searches and evacuate since it was flowing up the back of that building.”

Eyewitness News spoke with numerous citizens who were attempting to stay warm on an MTA bus on Tuesday, and Edwin Rodriguez said he smelled gas.

The stunning explosion, which was recorded on film, will be critical to the inquiry. The building’s front entrance was blown clear across the road.

Firefighters used drones and thermal imaging cameras to scour the wreckage for all of the building’s residents.

The linked dwellings’ structural integrity will be assessed by the Buildings Department. Meanwhile, the Christmas tree in Rodriguez’s apartment remained burning, but the glass in front of it had been destroyed.

The explosion appears to have been caused by a malfunctioning boiler linked to a gas line, according to investigators, although the investigation is ongoing.

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