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Reports: Large building explosion in New York City

The New York Police Department responded to a reportedly large explosion that occurred in a building on E. 116th Street near Park Ave. in New York City Wednesday morning, according to FOX 5 News.

According to CBSNewYork, the FDNY says that the explosion — which occurred around 9 a.m. — resulted in a partial building collapse at the East Harlem address.

Televised images of the collapse, shot by FOX 5, showed smoke filling the streets while firefighters attempted to get the blaze under control.

The Daily Caller’s Will Rahn, on the scene in New York, reports that the surrounding streets filled with smoke Wednesday morning:

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CNN reports that utility company Con Ed received a call about a gas leak near the location shortly before the explosion.

At least 11 people were injured in the chaos, CNN reports.

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