A house explosion in Brooklyn injured four people on Monday. The explosion happened just before 1:30 PM on the first floor of a two-story house at 820 Friel Place in Kensington, Brooklyn. At the time, a painter had been working in the basement with paint thinner and other fluids. When the house exploded, the painter suffered second-degree burns on more than 20% of his body. The landlord of an adjoining house suffered neck and back injuries when part of the building collapsed on him. Two other people also suffered trauma.  Nearly 20 people have been forced out of adjacent homes due to the threat of collapse. The Department of Buildings ordered an emergency demolition of the building, determining that it was no longer structurally stable. Fire officials say that flammable fluids in the basement from a painting job may have sparked the explosion.

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