BREAKING: Bus Explosion & Fire in New York City – Photos

This is breaking news…
A bus is on fire- possible explosion in New York City according to police dispatches in New York City.

A team of dispatchers – New York City Alerts reported this:
Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* Box #2748. 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; units repotring a MTA bus exploded involving 6 cars. NY01

Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; EMS treating 7 victims, 1 in serious condition likely to die. Fire is knocked down. NY01


Here’s a photo from Twitter

UPDATE:
A bus and six cars were torched in the blaze.
The New York Daily News reported:

A twin-size mattress that ended up under an MTA bus is being blamed for sparking a bizarre Thursday night Brooklyn blaze that left the bus and six parked cars torched.

The S53 bus from Staten Island ran over the mattress just after 11 p.m. and dragged it across the Verrazano Bridge, a police source said.

Metal springs in the mattress apparently punctured the bus’ gas tank, setting the coach ablaze moments after the driver pulled over in Bay Ridge and evacuated passengers.

Witnesses said gas from the bus spilled into the gutter on Dahlgren Place near 92nd St., triggering a fiery stream underneath a half-dozen cars that rapidly went up in flames.

No one was injured.

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  • katy

    Here we go…

  • Kind of late for a terror attack? pray for all of New York and for all of us.

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  • FurryGuy

    Other than the NY Daily News, this story is not getting reported.

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  • FurryGuy

    Heh, do a yahoo! search for “new york city bus fire”, and Gateway Pundit is the first entry.

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  • Practical Jane

    Really? Sounds more like a B-movie scene – or a crock.

  • I’m from Brooklyn and lived up that way, I always get upset when I hear things like this because I still have a lot of friends there, I dont’ live there anymore but I am always worried about things like this happening there. This sounded strange but not like a bombing it was just a fired up matress right? But how did it wind up under the bus? How could they go from saying 1 victim, likely to die, to no one hurt? weird. Well glad there are no dead .

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  • Militant Conservative

    Successful soft target hit. It will be ruled an

    “accident”.

    Powder is dry

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  • bd

    The killer muslims are planting mattresses all over NYC

  • Thank God nobody was killed.

  • squeaky

    even voting for obama and a slate of dems won’t get n.y.c. off the possible target list.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/05/us-usa-hezbollah-idUSBRE8340YF20120405

  • mtich rapp

    Were any of Obama’s OWS Operatives on the mattress?

  • anti-bho

    muslim prayer rug for some high level muslim potentate left in the street after prayers?

  • Mike Giles

    I’m sitting here trying to imagine a mattress with springs so firm, they would puncture the gas tank of a vehicle – gas tanks that are made to survive actual collisions. I also know that NYC buses are capable of raising and lowering themselves – to assist the elderly in boarding and leaving. So why didn’t the driver simply raise the bus to get the mattress from beneath the vehicle?

  • SqueekSqueekSqueek…SPROING!

    Clearly, Sandra Fluke has moved to NYC, and is disposing of her worn-out, broke and busted mattress as she does every month.

  • John Stess

    Were there any “occupiers” on that mattress? Stench is somewhat flammable.

  • Joscefi

    “#21 April 6, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Mike Giles commented:

    I’m sitting here trying to imagine a mattress with springs so firm, they would puncture the gas tank of a vehicle – gas tanks that are made to survive actual collisions….”

    That was my reaction too, a bed spring puncturing a vehicle’s gas tank sounds ludicrous.

    I’ve had to disassemble a box spring and mattress, for disposal, while there are steel rods in the frame, I’m doubtful that they could easily puncture a gas tank.

    Metal springs in the mattress apparently punctured the bus’ gas tank” reads as just an inaccurate description, as to whether this whole mattress story is an attempt to put the story to rest, would The New York Daily News lie to you?

    As #11, Madeleine Tector has already noted, short of an Easter miracle, how then do we go from “Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; EMS treating 7 victims, 1 in serious condition likely to die. Fire is knocked down. NY01” to “No one was injured.”?

    A Bridge in Brooklyn, up for sale?

  • Earthmover

    Since when do buses burn gas? Diesel fuel is the norm. Probably electric. Something
    smells…..

  • dennisthemenace

    I’m with ‘Earthmover’ on this one; from brief enquiries on the Web, it seems that the NY MTA buses are mostly diesel fueled. Liquid diesel is very very difficult to ignite which makes it safer for a variety of transportation applications; it usually has to be atomised into a fine spray well mixed with air and the resultant vapour compressed and a high temp ignition source applied.

  • Gary

    Conspiracy theorists sure do keep things interesting around here.

  • Cynthia

    I thought at first that the heat from the bus exhaust might have made the mattress catch fire – if any of the metal pieces were dragged on the ground they could have sparked – lot of ways it could have happened besides a gas tank puncture. As far as how did the bus run over it – could have been on the back of a trailer or truck moving some furniture and come loose. If it was hidden by the line of sight on the road or because of traffic the bus might have been unable to avoid it – plus it was at night which could have contributed. Whatever happened it’s tragic and I’m sure the thought of terrorism was high on everyone’s mind.

  • Richard Aubrey

    Conspiracy theories flourish in the presence of nutty explanations. In this case, the question of diesel vs. gasoline should be settled. If diesel, we have one set of questions, if gasolinie, another set.
    IMO, if a sharp piece of steel is held in place against a gas tank–by being sharp for starters–and by the way in which the other end is supported, and pushed really hard, you could get a penetration. Figure the end of the spring picks up the bottom of the tank when the bus first encounters it, at an angle of 45 degrees. As the bus goes over it, the distance from the bottom end to the tank shortens, putting pressure on the contact point. If the contact point remains in one place, the pressure could be immense. After the bus passes over it, the angle drops from 90 degrees and the distance from the shortest possible to longer, pulling the sharp piece out of the tank, leaving a hole. So far, so good. “Possible” as in practically anything can happen, especially when it would be a very bad idea.
    Now, if it’s diesel….you got nothing.
    So, back to gasoline vs. diesel.
    Which is why we have conspiracy theories.

  • valerie

    I can envision the mattress getting dragged and rolled — funny things can happen, and a rod could be mischaracterized as a spring.

    I’m just glad nobody got hurt. The driver did the right thing by evacuating the bus.

  • Slobyskya Rotchikokov

    Obama calls for summit with Sharpton, Holder and Bill Ayers to write new Executive Order requiring all mattresses to be registered and sold only through government sources. Door to door TWAT teams will search for unregistered mattresses.

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  • if a mattress got trapped under the bus it could have easily have caused this fire. catalytic convertors cause numerous car fires by igniting debris under an auto.

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