On-the-scene photos of the explosion and building collapse in Harlem, New York on Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014.
Photos show the firefighters’ efforts at the scene as they worked to save people trapped in the buildings.
Authorities have said the destruction may be the result of a gas explosion.
Three casualties were recorded during the evacuation on Wednesday. The NYC fire department has, however, confirmed a 4th person dead from the explosion Thursday morning.
(Photo Credit: HuffingtonPost)