Flushing, NY – Fire officials are investigating a major gas

explosion that occurred in a row of homes in Flushing, Queens.

The incident occurred Monday night inside 32-25 Leavitt Street. Two of the

residents had to be pulled out of the building by firefighters. They were

rushed to the hospital but, according to authorities, their injuries do not

appear to be life threatening.

According to reports, the back of the building suffered the most extensive

damage. The explosion reportedly occurred on the first floor.

Fire department officials are trying to figure out whether the blast was

caused by natural gas or propane.