Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.     

Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

 

 Residents leave the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Residents leave the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

 Police officers respond to the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Police officers respond to the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

 Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

 Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

HARLEM FIRE
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Scene of fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y.. A loud explosion inside a five-story building on Park Ave. at E. 116th St. sent "people flying out the window," causing at least 11 minor injuries and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the Fire Department and witnesses. (James Keivom / New York Daily News)

Fatal gas leak explosion in Harlem
Fatal gas leak explosion in Harlem

A gas leak explosion leveled two buildings and claimed the lives of eight victims and injured more than 70 people on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. An injured patient is removed to the hospital.

 A woman cries after looking for her daughter at the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. 

A woman cries after looking for her daughter at the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. 

HARLEM FIRE
HARLEM FIRE

A woman after paramedics removed an injured family member from the scene of fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y.

 Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.     
 Residents leave the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  
 Police officers respond to the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  
 Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  
 Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  
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Fatal gas leak explosion in Harlem
 A woman cries after looking for her daughter at the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. 
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Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

 

Residents leave the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Police officers respond to the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

Firefighters respond to a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. The gas explosion killed eight people and injured dozens more, including at least eight children, and reduced two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. to rubble.  

HARLEM FIRE

Scene of fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y.. A loud explosion inside a five-story building on Park Ave. at E. 116th St. sent "people flying out the window," causing at least 11 minor injuries and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the Fire Department and witnesses. (James Keivom / New York Daily News)

Fatal gas leak explosion in Harlem

A gas leak explosion leveled two buildings and claimed the lives of eight victims and injured more than 70 people on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. An injured patient is removed to the hospital.

A woman cries after looking for her daughter at the scene of a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. 

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A woman after paramedics removed an injured family member from the scene of fifth-alarm fire in Harlem at 116th & Park Avenue on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y.

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