Building explosion in Brooklyn

Published 7:01 PM ET, Sat October 3, 2015
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, second from right, hugs Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at the scene of a fatal explosion on Saturday, October 3. Mary Altaffer/AP
Five firefighters suffered minor injuries in addition to the civilian casualty and injuries. Mary Altaffer/AP
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speak to reporters. Mary Altaffer/AP
Fire crews work the scene at the three-story building. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a state investigation into the incident, calling the recent trend of explosions "disturbing." Mary Altaffer/AP
Onlookers gather near the scene of the explosion. Mary Altaffer/AP
De Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to call 911 if they ever smell gas, and said that the FDNY would come to check. Mary Altaffer/AP
A police officer wears a mask while working near the scene. Mary Altaffer/AP