Public Access TV assure fans of their safety after their New York apartment building collapses

The band are currently on tour across the country with Gang of Four

Public Access TV have assured fans of their safety after their New York apartment building partially collapsed.

The building in Manhattan’s East Village area was engulfed in flames earlier today (March 26) after what is thought to be a possible gas explosion. 30 people have been injured, reports the NY Post.

John Eatherly, frontman of Public Access TV, took to Facebook to state that he and the band, who live in the building, are safe. “We’ve got a lot of messages about our apartment burning down in New York today. We are all safe,” he wrote. “Very very lucky. Thoughts go out to everyone else affected by it and the firefighters.” The band are currently on tour on the West Coast of North America with Gang of Four.

The Fire Department of New York called the incident a “major building collapse”, situated on the corner of Second Avenue and 7th Street. So far three people have been taken to local hospitals, two with serious burns and the other unconscious, while other people are being treated at the scene of the accident. Pictures of the scene have been shared on social media, including the below shot by the FDNY.