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East Village Gas Explosion

On March 26, 2015 a gas explosion in the East Village, NYC caused a massive blaze, killing two people and injuring twenty-five others. The fire raged for many hours and three neighboring buildings collapsed as a result. First Alert's earliest notification was 12 minutes ahead of major news reports, helping to speed response time of emergency personnel.

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3/26/15 - 3:19 PM

First Alert provided initial alert of gas explosion

First Alert was the first to alert emergency responders of the event, within minutes of the explosion.

3/26/15 - 3:19 PM

Woah, HUGE explosion noise on the block and everyone’s sticking their heads out the windows. What just happened!

EV Gas Explosion 1
3/26/15 - 3:20 PM

Explosion on 2nd ave and 7th St Manhattan

EV Gas Explosion 2-1
3/26/15 - 3:28 PM

Loud explosion at 7th and 2nd. NYPD and FDNY already on the scene

EV Gas Explosion 3
3/26/15 - 3:31 PM

Explosion 7 & 2nd NYC east village #fire #explosion #NYC

3/26/15 - 3:55 PM

Con Edison crews responding to building collapse in #EastVillage. Cause is still undetermined.