Officials are very interested in a water main break in front of the East Harlem buildings that exploded Wednesday, and they are looking into whether the main might have been involved in the initial rupture of the gas line.
The Fire Department says a firefighter and another person were taken to hospitals with minor injuries after the blaze early Saturday. It was in a building on Bedford Avenue in the Flatbush neighborhood.
Firefighters responded to a four-story building in Borough Park late Sunday afternoon. When firefighters went inside, they found one man who had suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Lutheran Hospital where he later died.
The woman's husband, an older son and that son's girlfriend were able to escape from the Ridgefield home after the fire broke out around 5 a.m. Saturday. All three were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries and later released.