Skip to comments.Chinatown building roach-bombed into collapse, source says, injuring nine
Posted on 07/16/2013 5:11:55 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
A blaze that ripped through a problem-plagued Chinatown building in New York on Thursday injuring a dozen people, two critically was apparently sparked by roach bombs being improperly used, a police source said.
The 12:45 p.m. explosion occurred at the rear of a first-floor hair salon at 17 Pike St., where fire investigators found boxes of Raid fumigating foggers and Decon bug bombs, a police source told the Daily News.
The source said the bug bombs were being improperly used when the explosion happened inside the Piao Liang Ren Scheng Beauty Salon, causing the fire and a minor ceiling collapse.
Fire inspectors were also investigating if a gas leak was involved, FDNY Assistant Chief Robert Boyce said.
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Evidently, the roaches were the only thing holding the building up.
I'm sure the roaches are doing fine even after the collapse
They must have been put there by the owner, Sum Ting Wong. ;-)
Sounds like a pretty lazy way to cook dinner.
Sum Ting Wong has become an instant classic.
The fire was discovered by the hair stylist Ho Lee ____.