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West 117th Explosion

Dramatic new pictures of the explosion and fire that destroyed four homes!

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    Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the scene of the explosion at East 177th and Federal.
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    Debris from the house that blew up was scattered like confetti.
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    A neighboring home was ablaze when emergency crews arrived.
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    All that's left of this structure is the chimney (seen in the middle).
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    In the center, you can see a car literally blown onto its side by the force of the blast.
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    In the center, you can see a car literally blown onto its side by the force of the blast.
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    In the center, you can see a car literally blown onto its side by the force of the blast.
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    Firefighters assess the damage.
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    Two vehicles can be seen on their sides.
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    A closer look at the vehicles. The power of the blast was incredible.
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    Looking over some of the devastation.
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    Notice the cast-iron sink that landed in the yard.
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