Several people have reportedly been injured after a large fire broke out at a nursing home in upstate New York and the building collapsed.
Firefighters responded to the Evergreen Court Home for Adults on Lafayette Street in Spring Valley in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a post on the Rockland Fires Facebook page.
An explosion occurred and several injuries were reported, according to media outlet Belaaz. There were also reports of people trapped in the building.
The New York City Fire Department has been called to fight the fire, as well as helicopter assistance, according to the outlet.
Eyewitness Mark Kennedy told Newsweek that he was passing by the area at around 1.30 a.m. when he saw the raging fire. The blaze “blasted” the building and it caved in, he said.
He said there was a large first responder presence on the scene and authorities have been working to evacuate people from inside the facility.
“It’s a nursing home so the chances that someone was trapped there is very high,” he added.
This is a breaking news story and it will be updated.