LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (PIX11)—A house explosion on Long Island Tuesday has killed a baby and hospitalized at least fourteen others.
The baby, an 18-month-old boy, was rushed to the hospital, but died shortly after, according to reports.
Three of the victims are in critical condition. In addition, five policemen are being treated for smoke inhalation, and two firefighters were hospitalized - one with a sprained ankle, the other with chest pains. A neighbor is also suffering from minor injuries.
The victims were taken to West Islip's Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Bay Shore's Southside Hospital shortly after being rescued from the home and surrounding area.
According to Suffolk Police, the explosion occurred at 11:55am inside a two-story Brentwood home at 12 Prospect Park Drive.
Reports say at least ten fire departments responded. Suffolk County Police Himicide Squad and Arson Section Detectives are investigating the cause of the explosion.
According to officials, two 200-pound propane tanks were found in the debris.