QUEENS — A small gas explosion in a Queens home sent one person to the hospital just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, according to the FDNY.
The explosion caused a partial collapse of a rear setback in the the two-story building at 107-55 108th St., officials said.
A team from the Department of Buildings issued a vacate order for the entire building, along with two violations for unauthorized work on the structure, a spokesman said. National Grid was on the scene to shut down all utilities to the building, the spokesman added.
One person suffered burns and was taken to New York Hospital Queens in serious but stable condition, an FDNY spokesman said.
The Red Cross sent a team to assist the residents affected by the explosion, according to the organization's Twitter account.