SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NEWSnet/AP) — A house collapsed in Syracuse, New York, on Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people, officials said.

Firefighters responded to multiple 911 calls of what sounded like an explosion at a two-story house at around 4 p.m., Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds told reporters at the scene.

Firefighters arrived to find many of the victims already in the front yard but had to pull at least one youth out of a car buried in the rubble, he said.

Officials said 13 residents were accounted for and taken to an area hospital, and two of them were in very serious condition.

An investigation is underway as to what caused the collapse. An official noted that responding firefighters also encountered downed power lines and a heavy odor of natural gas at the scene.

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