June 4, 2013

At least seven people were injured Tuesday after an explosion on a college campus north of New York City.

Rockland Fire and Emergency Services coordinator Gordon Wren Jr. tells Fox News the explosion blew out windows and doors in a two-story building at Nyack College.

Wren says seven people were injured in the blast, including one woman who fell from a window and was taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Some people were trapped after the explosion, but have since been freed.

The explosion at Nyack College happened just before noon. A spokesman for the Rockland County executive's office says county fire departments are responding.

"There's a lot of people hurt," South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian said after arriving at the scene. "There's a lot of people injured. We got ambulances up here galore."

The college sent out a tweet saying that "Everyone is doing ok."

Authorities say there's a gas leak at the building, but it's unclear if it caused the explosion or if the explosion caused the leak. The explosion sparked a fire in the building, which was surpressed by the sprinkler system.

Nyack College is a Christian college about 25 miles north of New York City. The explosion appears to have occurred inside the two-story Sky Island Lodge building at 177 South Hyland Ave.

Sky Island Lodge was built as a 30 room mansion in the 1930s, according to the Nyack Villager. From 1939 to 1945, the mansion was used for people displaced by the war in Germany.

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