Follow-up: More Than Three Dozen Displaced by Pike Street Fire

Thursday’s explosion, which fire marshals have attributed to incorrect use of an inordinately large amount of aerosol insecticide, has rendered 34 adults and seven children homeless.

Update on Pike Street Fire: Officials Detail Scene, Injuries

Authorities at the scene of this afternoon’s Pike Street explosion and fire offered a few details about the incident at a press conference a little while ago. Here are the latest facts and figures from the FDNY’s Robert Boyce.

More: Fire at Pike and Henry Streets

A dozen people, including four firefighters, were injured in a fire and partial building collapse ignited by an explosion near the corner of Pike and Henry streets on the Lower East Side early this afternoon.

Breaking: Fire at 17 Pike Street

Fire broke out at an apartment building at 17 Pike St. near the corner of Henry St. this afternoon, resulting in about a dozen people being rescued by firefighters. Several were taken away by ambulance a short time ago.